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Re: st: A coding question


From   Adam Olszewski <adam.olszewski@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: A coding question
Date   Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:53:14 -0400

or just:
replace var1=1 if year=="07"
(assuming year is a string for some reason)


On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Joerg Luedicke
<joerg.luedicke@gmail.com> wrote:
> I would create a new variable (preserving original information):
>
> egen var2=max(var1), by(year)
>
> J.
>
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM, Rituparna Basu <basur@pamfri.org> wrote:
>> Dear STATAlist,
>>
>> I have a variable which looks like:
>> var 1  year
>> 1      07
>> .      07
>> .      07
>> 1      07
>> .      08
>> .      08
>> .      08
>>
>> But I want to make it look like this:
>>
>> var 1  year
>> 1      07
>> 1      07
>> 1      07
>> 1      07
>> .      08
>> .      08
>> .      08
>>
>>
>> Could you suggest how to do it? I have tried different ways but does not seem to work.
>>
>> Thank you in advance!
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> RB
>>
>>
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