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Re: st: Fixing the value in egen command


From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Fixing the value in egen command
Date   Tue, 23 Dec 2008 10:50:03 -0500

Why not just a single line?

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

Michael Blasnik


On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> --- 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)
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