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Re: st: Generating a variable / Format problem?


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Generating a variable / Format problem?
Date   Mon, 08 Aug 2005 01:32:58 -0500

At 03:15 PM 8/8/2005 +0930, Philip Ryan wrote:
Depending on your needs you could

(i) gen double temp = id

(ii) treat id as a string variable
I also very much like the -clonevar- command. It generates an exact copy of the original, including storage type and labels. Very handy if you want to manipulate a variable while keeping the original.


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