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st: RE: assign a mean/median a value to a new variable


From   Howard Lempel <HLempel@brookings.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: assign a mean/median a value to a new variable
Date   Wed, 5 Nov 2008 15:55:43 -0500

Try:

egen x = mean(Y)

In general, -help egen- will show you a ton of uses for the -egen command.

Hope this helps.
-Howie

Howie Lempel
Research Assistant
The Brookings Institution | Economic Studies

1775 Massachusetts Ave NW | Washington DC 20036
hlempel@brookings.edu | p: (202) 238-3576

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Shuaizhang Feng
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 2:11 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: assign a mean/median a value to a new variable

Dear all:

Suppose I have a data set that only contains one variable Y. and I want to add a variable x that equals the mean (or median) of Y for all observations. How do I do that?  Apparantly x=mean(Y) doesn't seem to work.

Thank you for your help.

SZ




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