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st: RE: Summing variables by row


From   "Williams, Rachael" <Rachael.Williams@mhra.gsi.gov.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Summing variables by row
Date   Mon, 15 Sep 2008 13:49:01 +0100

Hi Leonor,

I've always done this in a slightly roundabout way by calculating a -rowtotal- and a -rowmiss- (or -rownonmiss- of course)
Then you can do something like -replace total = . if rownmiss == 0-.

If someone else has a better way of doing this, I'd love to hear too!
Rachael

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Leonor Saravia
Sent: 15 September 2008 13:33
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Summing variables by row

Hello Statalisters,

Im trying to sum many variables by row using the -rowtotal - function. The problem is that I need to distinguish when the resultant sum is cero or a missing value. Do you know if theres another command or function that may sum by varlist and mantain the missing values when they are present?

Id like to generate a variable 'total' like this:

var1 var 2 var3......varN  total
.       0      .           .        0
1      .       .           .        1
.       .       .           .        .
0      1      .           1        2
.
.
.
1      0    0             1       2


Thank you very much!

Leonor

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