### Extract a scalar from a time series

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**Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:37 am****My scalar should be equal to the value of a time series at the end of the sample period.**

Is there a direct way to address the issue without constructing matrices?

Is there a direct way to address the issue without constructing matrices?

Assume that x is a time series.

The approach below does not work with Eviews 7.2

%inidate = "09/15/2011"

%lastdate = "10/01/2013"

{%lastdate} {%lastdate}

scalar scalar_x = x

{%inidate} {%lastdate}

series meanstar_x = scalar_x