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Re: st: How to quickly replace values of a variable


From   "Svend Juul" <SJ@SOCI.AU.DK>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: How to quickly replace values of a variable
Date   Thu, 1 Feb 2007 09:00:09 +0100

Quang wrote:

I have the following simple data:
permit
101
101
102
102
103
103
104
104
105
105
105
....

There are about 300 observations. I would like to replace 101 by
65687, 102 by 65686, and so on. ....
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If I understand your rule correctly, it is simple:
   generate permit2 = 65788-permit

Strong recommendation: Create a NEW variable, leaving the original
variable unchanged.

Svend
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