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From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE:
Date   Thu, 5 Jun 2008 18:14:01 +0200

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: 

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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