{smcl}
{* 18jun2007}{...}
{cmd:help mata tostack()}
{cmd:help mata enter()}
{cmd:help mata swapst()}
{cmd:help mata rotst()}
{hline}
{* index rpn stack function mata}{...}
{* index tostack()}{...}
{* index enter()}{...}
{* index swapst()}{...}
{* index rotst()}{...}
{title:Title}
{p 4 4 2} {bf:Commands to manipulate the internal stack set up by rpnfcn()}
{title:Syntax}
{p 16 12 2}
{bf:{ul:Command name}}{space 5} {ul:Argument}
{p 16 12 2}
{cmd:&tostack()}{space 7} {it:x}
{p 16 12 2}
{cmd:&enter()}{space 9} NULL
{p 16 12 2}
{cmd:&swapst()}{space 8} NULL
{p 16 12 2}
{cmd:&rotst()}{space 9} NULL
{title:Description}
{p 4 4 2} These functions are used to place matrices into the
appropriate places in the stack used by {cmd:rpnfcn()}.
{cmd:&tostack()} places the matrix {it:x} in a new top element of the
stack. {cmd:&enter()} copies the current top element of the stack to a
new top element in the stack. {cmd:&swapst()} swaps the two top
elements of the stack. {cmd:&rotst()} rotates the stack one step down,
meaning that the bottom-most element becomes the top element, while
all others are shifted one step down.
{title:Remarks}
{p 4 4 2} The commands {cmd:&tostack()} and {cmd:&enter()} both copies
the indicated matrix, and for very large matrices the user must thus
ensure that Stata has sufficient memory to execute the command. The
commands {cmd:&swapst()} and {cmd:&rotst()} on the other hand do not
move or copy matrices as such, but rather rearranges their labels (the
pointers in the stack) so as to create the desired effect.
{title:Source code}
{p 4 4 2}
{view rpnstackfcn.mata, adopath asis:rpnstackfcn.mata}
{title:Author}
{p 4 4 2}{browse "http://www.almen.dk/hstovring":Henrik Støvring},
Research Unit of General Practice, University of Southern Denmark.
Please email
{browse "mailto:hstovring@health.sdu.dk":hstovring@health.sdu.dk}
if you have comments, questions or observe any problems.
{title:Also see}
{p 4 13 2}
Manual: {hi:[M] Mata Reference Manual}
{p 4 13 2}
Online: help for
{bf:{help mata:[M-0] mata}},
{bf:{help mf_rpnfcn: Evaluation of algorithm matrix using RPN}},
{bf:{help mf_rpnbinop:RPN binary operators}},
{bf:{help mf_rpndist:RPN distribution functions}},
{bf:{help mf_rpnint:RPN functions for integration}}
{p_end}