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Re: ***SPAM*** st: compare variables


From   Richard J Stoll <stoll@rice.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: ***SPAM*** st: compare variables
Date   Thu, 30 Aug 2007 01:11:15 -0500 (CDT)

egen var3 = rowmax(var1 var2)

On Thu, 30 Aug 2007, Stat List wrote:

> Hi Statalist,
>
> If I have two variables with numeric contents, is there any Stata command to
> compare them, and get the maximum into another variables?
>
> Example, comparing (elements by elements) var1 and var2, and then creating
> var3=max(var1, var2)
>
> Var1 var2 var3
> 12	32	32
> 21	12	21
> 3	32	32
> 32	12	32
> ..	..	..
>
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