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st: Concatenating two numerical variables with labels


From   Tim Evans <Tim.Evans@wmciu.nhs.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Concatenating two numerical variables with labels
Date   Mon, 6 Feb 2012 12:56:48 +0000

Hi,

I'm trying to generate a new string variable in Stata 11.2 which contains the concatenated result of two numeric variables which have labels. What I want is the name from the label of each variable rather than 1 1 for instance. I've seen code for concatenating string variables, but don't seem to be able to find this.

I've tried this, but it does not give me a value of the label of two variables:

gen Lab3
replace Lab3 = `"`:label ( site2) '"' + `"`:label (sarc) '"'

Best wishes

Tim
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