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st: R: Gen & replace commands


From   "Carlo Lazzaro" <carlo.lazzaro@tin.it>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: R: Gen & replace commands
Date   Fri, 26 Oct 2007 18:59:32 +0200

Dear Ziad,

at first glance it would seem that you have omitted one more = after if (ie:
you should have typed if drug1==1 instead of if drug1=1).

 HTH

King Regards,

Carlo

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Per conto di Ziad El-Khatib
Inviato: venerd́ 26 ottobre 2007 18.42
A: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Oggetto: st: Gen & replace commands

Hi!
Patient was using either "drug1" and "drug2".
I am trying to create new category to put the value of adherence to
the two drugs in one column (drugcat). Drug1 and drug2 have values of
1, 2, 3 or empty.

i tried


gen drugcat=0
replace drugcat=drug1 if drug1=1 | drug1=2 | drug1=3
replace drugcat=drug2 if drug2=1 | drug2=2 | drug2=3




it is giving invalid syntax.

Any tips?!
Thank you in advance and best regards
ziad
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