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st: Using Sample Command with Scalar Not Number


From   Maisie Harris <mjh275@georgetown.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Using Sample Command with Scalar Not Number
Date   Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:27:44 -0500

I am running a loop of code in which I'd like to use the sample
command, but instead of stating the specific number I want to sample
I'd like to refer to a previously defined scalar.

A simplified version of what I'm trying to do is:

scalar A=5
sample A, count

However, when I run the code it says that it finds A when it is
expecting a number. Is there a simple way to do this? Do I need to
redefine the scalar somehow?

Thank you
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