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Re: st: generating new variables: any shortcut?


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: generating new variables: any shortcut?
Date   Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:22:14 +0100 (BST)

--- "Vladimir V. Dashkeyev" <dashkeyev@gmail.com> wrote:
> I want to create new variables by taking logarithms of old variables
> and I want to keep old names:
> 
> -- gen log_var1 = log(var1) --
> 
> If I need to take logs of all the variables in the dataset or at
> least of the variables that are named consequently (e.g. var1,
> var2...var15), is there a way to generate new variables by a single
> command?

forvalues i = 1/15 {
    gen log_var`i' = log(var`i')
}

Hope this helps,
Maarten




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