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Re: st: Combining values


From   sdriver@stata.com (Shannon Driver, StataCorp)
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Combining values
Date   Thu, 13 Feb 2003 15:10:04 -0600

"Rodrigo Briceņo" <rbriceno@sanigest.com> wrote:

> Hello Stata listers. I was looking in the Faq and did not find any topic
> related with my question. I think is very simple. I need to combine the
> values provided in two variables to make a new variable. For example:
> age1=4
> age2=99
> 
> New variable=499 where the first number represents a code and the second the
> age recorded depending of the first code.

If your age1 and age2 variables are stored as numeric, you can type

	. gen newvar = real(string(age1) + string(age2))

This should give you the result you want.

--Shannon Driver
  sdriver@stata.com

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