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st: Create a new variable based on some other variables


From   "Charles Man@CCR" <ccrman@cityu.edu.hk>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Create a new variable based on some other variables
Date   Thu, 21 May 2009 02:56:54 +0800

Dear Statalisters,

If I want to create a new variable based on the values of a few other variables, how can I do that?

For instance,

Create B
If A1=1, then B=1
If A2=3, then B=2
If A3=8, then B=3

Can -gen- or -egen- or -recode- do this job?

Thanks,
Charles
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