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Re: AW: st: AW: problem with the generate command


From   Isabelle.Roux@ehess.fr
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: AW: st: AW: problem with the generate command
Date   Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:21:21 +0100 (CET)

Dear all,

Thank you very much for this helpful advice.
Stata refuses to replace .. by a blank. I type:

*******
replace healthinit="" if "healthinit"==..  

******

I have:"nothing found where name expected".
If I try:*replace healthinit="" if healthinit==".."*, it does not work
better. Is there a problem with my command?



Then when I write:
**
encode healthinit, gen(H)
ta H
ta H, nolabel
generate health=1.06*H

**
I have the same resultas for health


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> ta H
> ta H, nolabel
> *************
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> and note the difference. -destring- is your command of choice, and pay
> attention to Eva`s remark for the missings.
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> HTH
> Martin
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> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von
> Isabelle.Roux@ehess.fr
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. März 2009 12:29
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: Re: st: AW: problem with the generate command
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> Dear Martin,
> Thank you very much for all your help since the beginning I use Stata.
> Here are my data (just the beginning!):
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> country	     healthinit	H	 health
>  Afghanistan	13.00 	13.00 	 23.32
>  Albania  	116.00 	116.00 	 16.96
>  Algeria	     76.00 	76.00 	 169.6
>  American Samoa	..  	..  	 1.06
>  Andorra	      1922.17 	1922.17 	 54.06
>  Angola	     24.00 	24.00 	72.08
>  Antigua and Barbuda	492.00 	492.00 	138.86
>  Argentina	283.00 	283.00 	89.04
>  Armenia	      53.00 	53.00 	145.22
>  Aruba	      ..  	..  	1.06
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> Healthinit is the health expenditure per capita in current dollars. It is
> a string variable. It comes from the wdi database. As I want them in
> euros, and that the exchange rate is 1.06 (year is 2003), I wrote to
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> encode healthinit, gen(H)
> generate health=1.06*H
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> H is a long variable.
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> Danke schön für die Helfe!
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>> A bug in -generate- would be weird indeed. Give an excerpt of your data,
>> and
>> show us exactly what you typed and what Stata made of it...
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>> HTH
>> Martin
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>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von
>> Isabelle.Roux@ehess.fr
>> Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. März 2009 10:08
>> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Betreff: st: problem with the generate command
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>> Hello,
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>> I have a health expenditure variable in current dollars, called H. It is
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>> numeric variable ("long"). I called it "H". I want to convert it in
>> euros,
>> e.g to multiply by 1,6 so I write in my do-file:
>> "gen health=1.6*H"
>> I am very surprised because the results are wrong. It is very strange.
>> For
>> instance:
>> H=13.00   and  Health=23.32 (first observation)
>> or: H=116.00 and Health=16.96 (2d one)
>> or: H=76.00 and Health=169.6
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>> Thank you very much for help
>> Best regards
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>> Isabelle
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