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Re: st: Fixing the value in egen command


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Fixing the value in egen command
Date   Tue, 23 Dec 2008 14:04:14 +0000 (GMT)

--- Choudry T Shehzad <C.T.Shehzad@rug.nl> wrote:
> Now I want to make another variable that contains initial value of
> GDP fixed (for all years) equal to e.g. value of GDP in year 1885
> corresponding to each country. 

bys country (year): gen initgdp = gdp[_n==1]
bys country (year): replace initgdp = sum(initgdp)

Hope this helps,
Maarten


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