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AW: st: string variable question


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   AW: st: string variable question
Date   Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:47:19 +0200

<> 

Or, in one fell swoop:

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

gen brand=string(A1)+string(A2)
list
*************



HTH
Martin


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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Eric Booth
Gesendet: Montag, 29. März 2010 15:38
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: Re: st: string variable question

>

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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> Data Analytics Corp.
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