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"Terra Curtis" <[email protected]> |

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RE: st: simple replace |

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Mon, 5 Dec 2005 16:12:46 -0500 |

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Sorry, Rich. I guess I gave an example which was too simplified. I
actually figured out a different way of doing it because I realized I had an
ID variable which, in our example, looks like:
ID x y z
- - - -
1 A A
1 A A
1 A B A
1 A B A
1 B B
1 B B
Then I was able to replace 'z' with 'x' by using -by ID-. I suppose there
were too many cases to give just one good example of my question, but
luckily I figured out a way to answer it myself. Thanks for the response,
nonetheless. Much appreciated.
-Terra
-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Richard Goldstein
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 2:40 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: st: simple replace
I'm a little confused; why not just go -replace z="A"- if you really want
'z'
to be all "A"s?
Rich Goldstein
Terra Curtis wrote:
> Dear Statalisters,
>
> I think what I have is a simple logic question involving replace. I
> can't seem to find a related question in the list archive.
>
> I have data which looks something like:
>
> x y z
> - - -
> A A
> A A
> A B A
> A B A
> B B
> B B
>
> I want 'z' to be all "A"s but this involves replacing 'z' with a value
> of 'x' which is found on a different observation line. The problem is
> that the amount of times 'x' and 'y' overlap throughout the dataset is
> not consistent, and therefore I cannot use the x[_n-1] syntax for
> replacing. I think I could use a for-loop but I'm not sure. Does
> anyone see how to go about this?
>
> Thanks very much,
> Terra Curtis
>
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