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st: RE: St: replace in


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: St: replace in
Date   Fri, 24 Oct 2008 00:02:50 +0200

Try this:

************
sysuse auto, clear
list mpg trunk in 23/24
replace mpg=2 in 23
replace mpg=trunk in 24
list mpg trunk in 23/24
************

Do not try this:


replace mpg[23]=2


HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Eric Uslaner
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 11:58 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: St: replace in

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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