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Re: st: row mean (mean across columns)

From   "Martin Weiss" <>
To   <>
Subject   Re: st: row mean (mean across columns)
Date   Wed, 8 Oct 2008 20:57:43 +0200

Probably have to check for the missing issue brought up by Jacob?

sysuse auto, clear
egen myMean = rowmean(rep78 he) if !missing(rep78, he)
l r h myM in 6/8

Martin _______________________ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Maarten buis" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 8:51 PM
Subject: Re: st: row mean (mean across columns)

--- 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

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

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1081
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The Netherlands

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