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


From   "Joseph Coveney" <jcoveney@bigplanet.com>
To   "Statalist" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Creating a variable with the highest value from two other variables
Date   Mon, 15 Oct 2007 12:09:55 -0700

Nick Cox wrote:

gen Z = max(X, Y)

is even simpler.

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The List is great for dispelling idées fixes:  for some reason, I had got it
into my head a long time ago that -max()- doesn't work for variables
(probably attempted to use ranges of variables as the argument at one time
or another), and had never bothered to consider the function again in such a
context.

Thanks, Nick.

Joseph Coveney


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