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Re: st: combining different storage types


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: combining different storage types
Date   Sat, 8 Oct 2011 16:26:10 +0100

It is not clear what you think is a problem. Something like "Spain95"
could be the value of a string variable or the value label of a
numeric variable, which seems as much flexibility as you might want.

Apart from -graph combine-, not relevant here, the -combine- command
appears to be a specialist user-written command for meta-analysts on
SSC. Again what it has to do with your question isn't clear.

(Very common words such as -combine- are likely to be grabbed by
StataCorp for their own commands.)

Nick

On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Edward James <ej111005@gmail.com> wrote:

> I want to make a variable such as "Spain95" or "Germany05." So I
> manage to combine two variables, "country" and "year," although the
> storage type is different.
> Is it possible to make a variable with -combine- command? or do you
> have any idea concerning this problem?

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