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RE: st: how to merge two variables into one


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: how to merge two variables into one
Date   Sun, 27 Nov 2005 16:43:57 -0000

When you say merge, I guess you mean 
concatenate. 

Assumed that you have applied -trim()-, 
right-alignment is a matter of format, 
not of what the values are, nor of how 
they are held informally. 

You should read up the help on formats. 

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

b. water
 
> i have two variables: studynames and yearofstudy e.g. Alshop 
> 1981, Bell 1992.
> 
> what i want to do is to merge the two variables such that:
> Alshop 1981
>     Bell 1992
> i.e. somehow it is right-aligned in each cell.
> 
> would be grateful for help in achieving this.
> 
> platform: stata 8.2, os wxp pro sp2.

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