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st: New variable based on two other variable


From   David Ashcraft <ashcraftd@rocketmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: New variable based on two other variable
Date   Sat, 6 Apr 2013 01:52:09 -0700 (PDT)

Hi,

I want to generate a variable based on two existing variables.

I have two variables : govshr and prishr and the variable I need is to take the value of govshr or prish whichever is greater. 
I tried the following but the result is not what I want
1. gen right=0
2. replace right=govshr if govshr>prishr
3. replace right=prishr if prishr>govshr

What happend it, stata takes both commands (2 & 3) separately so I end up with the results of either (2) or (1). Any help will be highly appreciated.
Regards

David
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David Ashcraft
PhD candidate
Bangor University
UK 

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