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Re: st: Adding character to numeric value


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Adding character to numeric value
Date   Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:22:08 +0000

If Var1 is a string variable with numeric characters, this is

gen Var2 = "A" + Var1

If it's a numeric variable, you may be seeking this

gen Var2 = "A" + string(Var1, "%03.0f")

Nick

On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Seok-Woo Kwon <kwonsw@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a variable with numeric values and want to add a character to them.
>
> For example, let's say my variable looks like this:
>
> Var1
> -----------
> 010
> 020
> 040
> ------------
>
> I want to create Var2 that looks like this:
>
> Var1     Var2
> -------------------
> 010       A010
> 020       A020
> 040       A040
> -------------------
>
> Do you have any suggestions how to write do file commands?
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