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Re: st: Creating a new numerical variable without mathematicaloperations


From   "Frederick J. Boehmke" <boehmke@umich.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Creating a new numerical variable without mathematicaloperations
Date   Sat, 21 Oct 2006 10:15:36 -0400 (EDT)

If I understand the range of the two variables properly, perhaps:

gen newcity = 10000*province + city

will work?

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006, Ramani Gunatilaka wrote:

Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 14:47:09 +0100
From: Ramani Gunatilaka <ramani.gunatilaka@gmail.com>
Reply-To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Creating a new numerical variable without mathematical operations

Dear all,
I have two numerical variables, province and city: province has two
digits, city has at least 4.
eg. province= 11, city=  6227
I want to create a new numerical variable called 'newcity' which will
combine province and city like this:
116227
This is because I have to combine this data set with another, and the
unique identifying variable in the second data set has been
constructed in this way.
Can someone please tell me what command I may use?
Thanks so much,
Ramani
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