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Re: st: Create a new variable based on some other variables


From   "Eric A. Booth" <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Create a new variable based on some other variables
Date   Wed, 20 May 2009 14:00:59 -0500

gen b =.
replace b=1 if a1==1
replace b=2 if a2==3
replace b=3 if a3==8


On May 20, 2009, at 1:56 PM, Charles Man@CCR wrote:

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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