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Re: st: a doubt about calculations in stata


From   Rodrigo Briceño <rjbriceno@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: a doubt about calculations in stata
Date   Sat, 7 Mar 2009 23:48:55 -0600

Thanks! problem solved!

2009/3/7 Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>:
>
> ---- 2009/3/6 Rodrigo Briceño wrote:
>> > Dear Statalisters. I'm using Stata 9 and I'm
>> > trying to generate a new variable that will be
>> >used as an identification for further merging of
>> > several databases.
>> > From these values I build a formula, that applied in
>> > excel produced the desired results:
>> >
>> > gen
>> > id2=LOTE*1000000000+TIPO*100000000+FOLIO*1000+VIV*100+R101*1
>> > The thing is that when I applied the formula in Stata
>> > the results are wrong.
>
> --- On Fri, 6/3/09, Eva Poen wrote:
>> gen double
>> id2=LOTE*1000000000+TIPO*100000000+FOLIO*1000+VIV*100+R101*1
>
> For more information on why Eva's solution works see:
> http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/Stata/faq/longid.htm
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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>
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