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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 16:38:48 +0100

Sorry, but I did understand that, and my comment is the same. You
don't explain in what sense you have a problem. I see no problem here.

You said, or at least I inferred, that you have produced such a
variable, but perhaps you did not mean to say that.

Nick

On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 4:34 PM, Edward James <ej111005@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Nick.
> My intention is that I want to combine two variables which has
> different storage types; one is "str" and the other is "int."
>
> 2011/10/9 Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>:
>> 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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