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From |
"William Buchanan" <william@williambuchanan.net> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
st: RE: problem with `r(min)' and `r(mean)' macros |

Date |
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:58:10 -0800 |

Have you considered that the reason it doesn't work is because you don't have any observations with a value exactly at the mean? Instead try running almost the exact same code with a few changes: clear set obs 10 ge id = _n ge var1 = uniform() qui: su var1 local LCmin =`r(min)' local LCmean =`r(mean)' local LCmax =`r(max)' di `LCmean' list count if var1==`LCmin' count if var1==`LCmean' count if var1==`LCmax' HTH, Billy -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of mario fiorini Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 6:47 AM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: st: problem with `r(min)' and `r(mean)' macros Dear statalist, I am summarising a variable and then trying to use the `r(.)' macros However, in some instances Stata does not seem to find any variables that take the `r(min)' and `r(mean)' values. For some reason, it does work with `r(max)' instead. The code below should clarify the problem. When I run it, I always get that no observation takes the min or the mean (why???), but there is an observation that takes the max. The problem does not depend on whether I use the original `r(min)' or a macro=`r(min)'. If it matters I am using a mac osx 10.8 with Stata 12.1 MP. Any hint would be appreciated because it is driving me crazy. Mario // Start clear set obs 1000 ge id = _n ge var1 = uniform() su var1 local LCmin =`r(min)' local LCmean =`r(mean)' local LCmax =`r(max)' count if var1==`LCmin' count if var1==`LCmean' count if var1==`LCmax' // Ends * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: problem with `r(min)' and `r(mean)' macros***From:*mario fiorini <mariofiorini73@gmail.com>

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