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Re: st: string variable question


From   "Data Analytics Corp." <walt@dataanalyticscorp.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: string variable question
Date   Mon, 29 Mar 2010 09:49:31 -0400

Hi,

Thanks, but this is not quite there. A1 and A2 are numeric variables while brand just identifies the rows. A1 and A2 actually come from an MDS.

Thanks,

Walt


Eric Booth wrote:

Use -tostring- to combine the numeric vars, ex:

*****
clear
inp A1 A2
1 2
2 3
3 4
5 6
end

tostring A1 A2, replace
gen brand = A1 + A2
*****

~ Eric
__
Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute
Texas A&M University
ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
Office: +979.845.6754



On Mar 29, 2010, at 8:32 AM, Data Analytics Corp. wrote:

Hi,

I have two numeric variables in a Stata dataset: A1 and A2.  Each has 26 elements.  I want to create a third variable, brand, as part of a do program that has 26 brand names.  I tried

gen str brand = "A" "B" and so on to "Z"

but that didn't work.  How can I create a brand variable?

Thanks,

Walt



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