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The Stata Journal
Volume 6 Number 1: pp. 112-123

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Mata Matters: Creating new variables—sounds boring, isn't

William Gould
College Station, TX
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Abstract.   Mata is Stata’s matrix language. In the Mata Matters column, we show how Mata can be used interactively to solve problems and as a programming language to add new features to Stata. In this quarter’s column, we continue to explore the handling of Stata datasets in Mata and focus on creating new variables.
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