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st: generating a string from floats


From   "Kompal Sinha" <kompal.sinha@anu.edu.au>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: generating a string from floats
Date   Tue, 29 Oct 2002 10:24:19 +1100

Hi There,
I have 5 variables(floats) in following format: (the first row looks like
this):
  x       y     z     t    q
123456  78965 12345 45678 56

I want to make a new Identifier variable (preferably string) which just puts
the five variables side by side like:
12345678965123454567856

I tried gen str23 caseid = x+y+z+t+q but it gives the error type mismatch.
I also tried to convert floats to strings using stattransfer but it didn't
work I am getting blank columns. I can't do it mathematically as the number
created will be more than sixteen digits and won't solve my purpose.
How should I proceed???

Thanks In advance,
Kompal

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