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st: assignment by indexing


From   "Ben Pelzer" <b.pelzer@maw.kun.nl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: assignment by indexing
Date   Tue, 3 Feb 2004 13:37:42 +0100

Dear stata-users,

Since I'm a stata-rooky this question probably is very basic. I'm looking
for a way to copy the contents of a specific variable out of the list "x1 x2
x3 x4 x5" to a new variable, newvar, say. However, which variable to copy
depends on the value of another variable, index, say. So I would need
something like:

generate newvar = x(index).

How can I realize this in Stata? I looked through the P programming and the
U user manual, but got stuck. Ben Pelzer.

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