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Re: st: Combining ifs


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Combining ifs
Date   Fri, 25 Apr 2008 16:41:03 +0100 (BST)

--- Gabi Huiber <ghuiber@gmail.com> wrote:
> Can you combine the programmer's if with the in-line if?
> 
> General idea:
> 
> if var1<`k' {
> replace var2=. if var3=="`w'"
> }

This is legal, i.e. Stata won't complain, but it will probably not do
what you want: -if var1 < `k'- means "if the first value of the
variable var1 is less then `k'"

-- Maarten


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