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Steve Nakoneshny <scnakone@ucalgary.ca> |

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"statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
Re: st: If variable x contains variable y |

Date |
Sun, 15 Jul 2012 08:59:47 -0600 |

John, At first glance, it would seem that -gen x = y if y = z- would serve as a solution. Of course, this assumes that your I'd vars are numerical and not string vars (which they probably should be stored as). Steve Sent via carrier pigeon On 2012-07-15, at 8:52 AM, "john.guzek@lshtm.ac.uk" <john.guzek@lshtm.ac.uk> wrote: > Hello, > > > This is my first time using statalist, I hope I do this all correctly! > > > I'm looking to create a variable x which is equal to y, but only if the given value for y can be found in another variable, z. These are all id numbers, so say y is a universal id and z is a mother's id, telling you the universal id of the mother in relation to the child. > > > For example: > > > yzx > > > 1.. > 2.2 > 3.3 > 42. > 5.. > 6.. > 737 > 8.. > 9.. > 107. > > > So I'm trying to figure out how to create x. Any help would be much appreciated. > > > Thanks, > John > > > * > * 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: If variable x contains variable y***From:*Christoph Engel <engel@coll.mpg.de>

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