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st: St: replace in


From   "Eric Uslaner" <euslaner@gvpt.umd.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: St: replace in
Date   Thu, 23 Oct 2008 17:57:58 -0400

Greetings,

I have some historical data with different rows for countries such as the Czech Republic and the old Czechoslovakia.  I'd like to replace the missing values for the Czech Republic with those for the former Czechoslovakia (yes I know that there is a Slovakia--but I'll handle that separately).  The row for the Czech Republic is 40 and for Czechoslovakia is 41.  So I tried to type:

for var bmginiint1820-lbmlifexint1993: replace X[_40]=X[_41] if X[_41]==.

(and please don't lecture me on using the "for" command).  But I keep getting the error message:

weights not allowed
r(101);

Can I do this?  In the past I have just cut and pasted the data, but I have a large number of variables and this could get awkward.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Ric Uslaner


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