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Re: st: RE: number of missing variables per observation for string variables


From   Alison El Ayadi <aelayadi@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: number of missing variables per observation for string variables
Date   Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:01:30 -0800

Great suggestion, David  - Thank you!

On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 2:44 PM, Radwin, David <dradwin@rti.org> wrote:
> Alison,
>
> Why not use -egen- with the rowmiss function?
>
> . egen nmissing = rowmiss(q1-q94)
>
> David
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
>> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Alison El Ayadi
>> Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:24 PM
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: st: number of missing variables per observation for string
>> variables
>>
>> Dear Statalist -
>>
>> I am trying to generate the number of missing variables per
>> observation among a series of string variables.
>>
>> I thought that the rmiss2 extension to egen function would perform
>> this with no problem. However, when I run the following code:
>>
>> egen nmis=rmiss2(q1-q94)
>>
>> I get an error: float not allowed r(101).  These are all string
>> variables, so I don't understand why this is not working.  Does anyone
>> know how to write this differently or accomplish my goal in a
>> different way?
>>
>> Thanks so much,
>> Alison
>
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