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


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Create a new variable based on some other variables
Date   Wed, 20 May 2009 21:11:40 +0200

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*****
clear*
set obs 100

local a 1
local b 8

forv i=1/3{
gen A`i'=`a'+/*
*/int((`b'-`a'+1)*runiform())
}

compress
list, noobs
gen B=(A1==1)*1
replace B=(A2==3)*2
replace B=(A3==8)*3
*****


HTH
Martin _______________________ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Eric A. Booth" <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: st: Create a new variable based on some other variables


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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