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st: Knowing how a variable was generated

From   Louis Boakye-Yiadom <>
Subject   st: Knowing how a variable was generated
Date   Sun, 31 Oct 2010 16:14:05 +0000 (GMT)

Dear All,

If some of the variables in a dataset were generated by a transformation or combination of some other variable(s) in the data, is it possible to know this without seeing the relevant log or do file? For example, consider a situation where the variables in the data include A, B, C, and D, and B was generated as follows:
B = A*C + D
Is there a command for determining how B was generated? Thanks.


Louis Boakye-Yiadom
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University of Ghana,
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