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


From   "Charles Man@CCR" <ccrman@cityu.edu.hk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Create a new variable based on some other variables
Date   Thu, 21 May 2009 03:11:38 +0800

Thanks to Martin and Eric for showing me how to do this and introducing Dr Cox's -cond()- to me. Thanks a lot.
Charles

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric A. Booth" <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009 3:00 am
Subject: Re: st: Create a new variable based on some other variables
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu


> 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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