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Re: st: row mean (mean across columns)

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: row mean (mean across columns)
Date   Wed, 8 Oct 2008 19:51:28 +0100 (BST)

--- Jacob Wegelin <> wrote:

> Given any dataset of all numeric variables, I want to generate a new
> variable called myMean, which is the arithmetic mean (the average)
> across all the variables. The program below solves this problem. But
> surely there is a one-line command that will perform this task in
> Stata?

yes: -egen myMean = rowmean(var1 var2 foo bar etc)-

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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