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Michael Stewart <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Need help with working across variables |

Date |
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:48:49 -0500 |

hi Allison Is there a way we can make sure it skips missing values Because looks I am getting zeros for every observation(with a missing value) and looks like it is not skipping the missing values Thanks Mike On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM, Alison Connor <alison.connor@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Michael, > > There might be a more efficient way to do it, but if you have egenmore > you can do: > > egen x=rall(var1 var2 var3 var4), c(@==1) > > This will be 1 if all non-missing variables are 1, and 0 otherwise. If > you only have two values for your variables, then you can run this > command again, and then merge the two into a third variable: > > egen x1=rall(var1 var2 var3 var4), c(@==1) > egen x2=rall(var1 var2 var3 var4), c(@==2) > > gen x=0 > replace x=1 if x1==1 > replace x=2 if x2==1 > > If you are going to do this for multiple values, then you can create a loop: > > gen x=0 > forvalues i=1/2 { > egen x`i'=rall(var1 var2 var3 var4), c(@==`i') > replace x=`i' if x`i'==1 > drop x`i' > } > > ~Alison > > > On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Michael Stewart > <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> HI , >> Here is my data format and my question: >> id var1 var2 var3 var4 >> 1 1 1 1 . >> 2 1 1 1 1 >> 3 1 2 1 . >> 4 2 2 2 2 >> 5 1 1 1 1 >> 6 1 2 . . >> 7 2 1 2 . >> >> I am trying to generate a new variable x =1 if all non missings values >> for the variables(per observation) are equal to 1 and x =2 if all non >> missings values for the variables(per observation) are equal to 2. I >> tried to do foreach loop like >> >> gen x=0 >> foreach x in var1 var2 var3 var4{ >> replace x=1 if `x'=1 >> } >> but it doesnt seem to do the trick >> >> I am specifically interested in to change x =1 if all nonmissign >> values for an observation are equal to one >> For example: I would like to replace x=1 for id=1 but not for id 3 >> Similarly, I would like to replace x=2 if all nom missing values for >> an observation are equal to two. >> >> -- >> Thank you , >> Yours Sincerely, >> Mike. >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/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/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ -- Thank you , Yours Sincerely, Mike. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: Need help with working across variables***From:*Michael Stewart <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Need help with working across variables***From:*Alison Connor <alison.connor@gmail.com>

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