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"Carlo Lazzaro" <carlo.lazzaro@tin.it> |

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st: R: Creating a variable with the highest value from two other variables |

Date |
Sat, 13 Oct 2007 09:45:17 +0200 |

Crister wrote: Hi, I have two income measures, X and Y. I want to create a variable, Z, that is equal to X for those obs where X>=Y and equal to Y for those obs where Y>X. Like this: id X Y Z 1 12 11 12 2 10 10 10 3 10 12 12 Is there a simple way? BR, Christer Dear Christer, yes there is. Please take a look at what follows beneath: ------------------begin example---------------------- input id X Y id X Y 1. 1 12 11 2. 2 10 10 3. 3 10 12 4. end gen Z=X if X>=Y replace Z=Y if Y>X ------------------end example---------------------- Hope this helps and Kind Regards, Carlo * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: Creating a variable with the highest value from two other variables***From:*Christer Thrane <lineea@broadpark.no>

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