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st: RE: Simple Data Question


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Simple Data Question
Date   Fri, 16 Mar 2007 00:28:10 -0000

The variables must be in the same data file. For this
to make sense I think you need to -merge- the datasets. 

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

Alex Koltai5
> 
> Sorry for a such a trivial question but I'm desperate.
> 
>    I want to correlate two variables which are stored in different
> data files (dat) in Stata.
> 
>    Eg. Data1.dat contains variable P1, Data2.dat contains the
> variable P2.
> 
>    How in the world do I do this in Stata?
> 
>    When I load one variable with "use 'Data1.dat'" and then save the
> variable that I'm interested in with "gen xy=p1", then if I load the
> other file the variable I saved (xy) gets deleted.
> 
>     This is annoying as hell. I hope a kind soul will help me with
> this trivial (but important to me) question.

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