By Samuel Johnson
Surprising, colourful, and long-forgotten entries from the main recognized dictionary within the historical past of the English language
Samuel Johnson's best-known paintings, A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), is the main influential and idiosyncratic lexicon ever written and used to be utilized by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, the Brontës and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. This anthology comprises 4,000 of the main consultant, exciting, and traditionally interesting entries, masking topics from style to foodstuff, technology to intercourse, and given in complete with unique spelling and examples of utilization from Shakespeare to Milton.
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Often what you type are expressions, although you will probably choose more complicated examples. When an expression is not assigned to a variable, the result of the expression is displayed. Assignment is performed by the = operator: : x = 2 + 2 : x 4 : _ When we type “x = 2 + 2”, the expression is evaluated and stored in the variable we just named x. The result is not displayed. We can look at the contents of x, however, simply by typing “x”. From Mata’s perspective, x is not only a variable but also an expression, albeit a rather simple one.
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Weight", "foreign", "cons")) 9. 67970227 and let’s form the residuals, define n and k, and obtain s2 , : : : : e n k s2 = = = = y - X*b rows(X) cols(X) (e’e)/(n-k) so we are able to calculate the variance matrix: : V = s2*invsym(X’X) : V [symmetric] 1 1 2 3 We are done. 165547114 You know that if we were to type : 2+3 5 Mata evaluates the expression and shows us the result, and that is exactly what happened when we typed : (b, se) (b, se) is an expression, and Mata evaluated it and displayed the result.