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RE: st: Transformations

From   chris wallace <[email protected]>
To   statalist <[email protected]>
Subject   RE: st: Transformations
Date   12 Feb 2004 09:11:07 +0000

On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 22:55, Jason Payne wrote:
> Thank you for your help,
> Is there a way to list multiple cases that dont fit a standard expression in the replace command. for example:
> replace var1=1 if var2==1 or 3
> I want cases 1 and 3 to have value 1 for var1, but not case 2 and rather than writing the whole syntax twice, i would like to shorten it: 
> replace var1=1 if caseid==1
> replace var1=1 if caseid==3

replace var1=1 if caseid==1 | caseid==3

or, more generally (if you have a big list of caseid values), 

egen to_replace = eqany(caseid), v(1 3)
replace var1=1 if to_replace==1
drop to_replace


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