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Re: st: Variable format


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Variable format
Date   Thu, 5 Jun 2008 14:23:05 -0400

Try this

g continents=real(nato)
replace continents=1 if nato=="42"

Sergiy

On 6/5/08, Cinzia Rienzo <C.Rienzo@rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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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