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From   Adrian de la Garza <kokootchke@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE:
Date   Thu, 5 Jun 2008 12:49:26 -0400

Hi Cinzia,

The problem is that nato is a string, so continents is a string too. You could fix this by either destringing nato before you generate continents or by typing something like

replace continents = "1" if nato == "42"

hope this helps.
Adrian


> Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 17:12:39 +0100
> From: C.Rienzo@rhul.ac.uk
> 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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