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RE: st: Combining two variables


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Combining two variables
Date   Wed, 13 Oct 2004 15:12:14 +0100

-yq()- ? 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Hans J. Baumgartner
> 
> This just changes the format and not the underlying value of the 
> variable. I actually used these commands to generate the 
> variable q and y.
> 
 
> Ada Ma schrieb:
> 
> > Check out the date format commands.
> >
> > In the command box type:
> >
> > view help dfmt
> >
> >
> >
> > Hans J. Baumgartner wrote:
> >
> >> Hi:
> >> I have one variable with quarters q (1-4) and one variable 
> with years 
> >> y (1950-2004), which I would like to combine into one 
> single variable 
> >> newvar that has the values 1999Q2 if y==2 and y==1999.
> >>
> >> Is there any straight forward command for this?

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