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st: Re: generating a string from floats


From   "Zhiqiang Wang" <wang@menzies.edu.au>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: generating a string from floats
Date   Tue, 29 Oct 2002 09:30:22 +0930

Kompal wrote:
> 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???
>

Use -string- function:
. gen str23 caseid=string(x) +string(y) + string(z) + string(t) +string(q)

Zhiqiang
Menzies School of Health Research
Darwin Australia

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