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From   Cinzia Rienzo <C.Rienzo@rhul.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE:
Date   Thu, 5 Jun 2008 17:18:54 +0100 (BST)

Thanks a lot.

Cinzia


Martin Weiss wrote:


>Seems that "nato" is a string (which cannot be equal to 42). If Stata 
treats it as string, but it is really only numbers, consider -destring-
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Cinzia Rienzo
>Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 6:13 PM
>To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>Subject: 
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>Dear Statlisters,
>
>i wonder if you could help to solve this:
>
>I am generating a new variable but STATA does not allow me to do that i 
>think becasue of the format of the variable "nato":
>
>g continents= nato
>replace continents=1 if nato==42 
>type mismatch
>
>
>format  nato if year==1994
>
>  variable name  display format
>  -----------------------------
>  nato          %9s
>  -----------------------------
>
>while i suspect the format should be  %8g? Correct? 
>
>I would appreciate any suggestions/help.
>
>Best
>
>Cinzia
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