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Re: st: generate if [exp], otherwise


From   Chris Wallace <c.wallace@qmul.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: generate if [exp], otherwise
Date   Thu, 12 Aug 2004 09:21:38 +0100

"Mark Clatworthy" <ClatworthyMA@Cardiff.ac.uk> writes:

> I would like to generate a newvar which is equal to variable y +1 if variable x
> is less than 5, but equal to variable y if variable x is greater than 5.  

one way:

gen newvar=y
replace newvar=y+1 if x>5 & x<.

PS - what do you want to do if x==5?

C.


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