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From |
Nadine Brooks <nb.statalist@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: basic question |

Date |
Mon, 22 Aug 2011 22:24:13 -0300 |

But it is not what is happening. Take a look: sum v9532 v9982 v1022 Variable | Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max -------------+-------------------------------------------------------- v9532 | 170014 831.5625 1451.442 3 120000 v9982 | 8326 686.3957 1179.807 1 48000 v1022 | 672 957.75 1422.576 8 11000 . gen sal= (v9532+v9982+v1022) (409603 missing values generated) . sum v9532 v9982 v1022 sal Variable | Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max -------------+-------------------------------------------------------- v9532 | 170014 831.5625 1451.442 3 120000 v9982 | 8326 686.3957 1179.807 1 48000 v1022 | 672 957.75 1422.576 8 11000 sal | 638 3999.621 4536.377 68 40000 My variables meas: v9532: income from main job v9982: income from secondary job v1022: third or more of income jobs But most of the people have only one job, so they get missing to v9982 and v1022... Thanks, Nadine 2011/8/22 Daniel Marcelino <dmsilv@gmail.com>: > 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 >>>> * >>>> * For searches and help try: >>>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>>> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >>>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>>> >>> >>> >>> >>> -- >>> About me: http://danielmarcelino.zip.net/ >>> >>> * >>> * For searches and help try: >>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>> >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> > > > > -- > About me: http://danielmarcelino.zip.net/ > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: basic question***From:*Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>

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**Re: st: basic question***From:*Nadine Brooks <nb.statalist@gmail.com>

**Re: st: basic question***From:*Daniel Marcelino <dmsilv@gmail.com>

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