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st: RE: string values in a gen command
> I am having a simple problem. I am trying to create a string
> variable based upon a number of conditions.
> The gist of the code is this:
> gen newvar = .
> replace newvar = 1 if oldvar1 == 1 & oldvar2 == 1
> This produces 16 cases where newvar = 1, which is exactly correct.
> However, I don't want newvar to = 1, I want it to be a string
> character z1. If oldvar == 1 & oldvar2 == 1, I want newvar
> to take the string value of "z1" --- How do I go about doing
> this? I know this is really simple, so thanks in advance!
. gen newvar=""
. replace newvar="whatever" if oldvar1==1 & oldvar2==1
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