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Re: st: If variable x contains variable y |

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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 18:03:46 +0100 |

Hello, Sorry, not quite. I'll try and explain it a slightly different way. I was "x" to be 1 when the idno in the variable idno can also be found in the variable mother_id. So each instance in "idno" where the "mother_id" is not missing indicates a child, and a reference to the "idno" that represents their mother. Therefore, the same number can appear in both columns, but they will be on different rows. I want to know which idnos in "idno" are mothers, therefore represented in "mother_id" as well. I hope that makes more sense. Thanks, John >>> Christoph Engel 15/07/12 5:43 PM >>> John, So you want your dummy to be 1 whenever "mother_id" is not missing, right? Provided "mother_id" is a numeric variable, the following does the trick gen dummy = (mother_id < .) Should mother_id be a string variable, the following syntax should work gen dummy = (mother_id != "") Best Christoph Engel Am 7/15/2012 6:31 PM, schrieb john.guzek@lshtm.ac.uk: > Hi, > > > Sorry, this is getting somewhat embarrassing. Apparently the legible > table is not in this chain, so I'll add it again. > > > idhouse |idno |mother_id |x > 1 |73664 |. |1 > 1 |73665 |. |. > 1 |73666 |. |. > 1 |73667 |73664 |. > 1 |73668 |. |. > 2 |94038 |. |. > 2 |94039 |. |1 > 2 |94040 |. |. > 2 |94041 |. |1 > 2 |94042 |. |. > 2 |94043 |. |1 > 2 |94044 |94041 |. > 2 |94045 |94039 |. > 2 |94046 |. |1 > 2 |94047 |94046 |. > 2 |94048 |94046 |. > 2 |94049 |. |. > 2 |94050 |. |. > 2 |94051 |94043 |. > 2 |94052 |. |. > > > John >>>> 15/07/12 5:30 PM>>> > Hi, > > > Sorry, I've not explained this very well. Hopefully the legible version > of the table will help, which I resent. So yes, "y" represents "idno", > "z" represents "mother_id". I'm trying to make "x" to identify the > mothers in "idno". So x=1 if "y" is found anywhere in "z". > > > Thanks for you help. > John > > >>>> Christoph Engel 15/07/12 5:18 PM>>> > John, > > It still is not fully clear to me what you want. I take it what you > previously called "y" is variable "idno". You actually want a dummy that > > is 1 if "idno" is in a certain range, and 0 otherwise. If that is what > you are after, you can use > > gen dummy = (idno> 173664& idno< 294053) > > Actually for that purpose it is better that your variable idno is > numeric. > > Hope that helps > > Christoph Engel > > > > > Am 7/15/2012 5:52 PM, schrieb john.guzek@lshtm.ac.uk: >> Hi, >> >> >> Thanks for your help. It's a bit more tricky than that, at least as > far >> as I can tell. I'll try and explain a little more clearly! So, as > below, >> I have household level and individual level identifiers. I essentially >> want to flag the mother's idno. So something along the lines of gen > x=1 >> if idno=="any value in mother_id" to look like column x below. Whether >> column x read 1 or the corresponding idno is not important at this >> stage. And I agree, these probably should be stored as string, it's > not >> my data! >> >> >> idhouseidnomother_idx >> 1736641 >> 173665 >> 173666 >> 17366773664 >> 173668 >> 294038 >> 2940391 >> 294040 >> 2940411 >> 294042 >> 2940431 >> 29404494041 >> 29404594039 >> 2940461 >> 29404794046 >> 29404894046 >> 294049 >> 294050 >> 29405194043 >> 294052 >> >> >> >> Thanks for your help! >> John >> >> >> >>>>> Christoph Engel 15/07/12 4:21 PM>>> >> John, >> >> You will have to define the value of x if y does not fulfil your >> condition, i.e. if it is not equal to z. Depending on your purposes > you >> might either want it to be a missing value, or some expression of x, > say >> 0. I would therefore start out >> >> gen x = . >> replace x = y if y == z >> >> (note the "==" in the if clause) >> >> Best >> >> Christoph Engel >> >> Am 7/15/2012 4:59 PM, schrieb Steve Nakoneshny: >>> 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" 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/ >>> > -- _________________________________________________________________ Prof. Dr. Christoph Engel Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Gemeinschaftsgütern Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse 10 D 53113 Bonn Tel. +49/228/91416-10 Fax +49/228/91416-11 e-mail:engel@coll.mpg.de http://www.coll.mpg.de http://www.coll.mpg.de/engel.html http://ideas.repec.org/e/pen22.html http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=251559 _________________________________________________________________ * * 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/

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