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Re: st: basic question


From   Fernando Rios Avila <f.rios.a@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: basic question
Date   Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:19:06 -0400

actually I think the best way to do it is using:
egen newvar=rowtotal(v1 v2 v3)
that will consider missing values as zero

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 9:16 PM, Daniel Marcelino <dmsilv@gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, I don't know exactly what yours variables means.
> If you have numeric values, you result should be:
> v1 v2 v3  sal
> 1   2   3    6
> 1   .    1    2
>
>
> Daniel
>
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM, Nadine Brooks <nb.statalist@gmail.com> wrote:
>> By there are missing values particularlly in v9102 and v1022, so I
>> think that I can not use the operator +, can I?
>>
>>
>>
>> 2011/8/22 Daniel Marcelino <dmsilv@gmail.com>:
>>> try
>>>
>>> gen sal= (v9535 + v9102 + v1022)
>>>
>>> Daniel
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 8:54 PM, Nadine Brooks <nb.statalist@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi statalist
>>>>
>>>> I am a beginner Stata user and I am having trouble to generate a new
>>>> variable. I am using:
>>>> gen sal=sum (v9535,v9102,v1022)
>>>> and I am getting: v9535,v9102,v1022 invalid name
>>>> r(198);
>>>>
>>>> But the names of all the variables are correct, so what I am doing wrong?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
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