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Re: st: New variable based on two other variable

From   daniel klein <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: New variable based on two other variable
Date   Sat, 6 Apr 2013 11:04:54 +0200


my approach would be a one-step using the -max()- function

g right = max(govshr, prishr) if !mi(govshr, prishr)

As already incidacted by the -if- condition, you need to think about
what to do with missing values in one or both the variables (I set all
those cases to missing). You also need to think about ties.




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
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