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st: Generating multiple variables

From   "Georgiana Bostean" <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: Generating multiple variables
Date   Wed, 5 Sep 2007 13:52:28 -0700 (PDT)

Hi. I would like to generate and code multiple variables with similar
names (beginning with limitdur*) based on multiple variables with similar
names. The laborious way to do it is:

generate limitdur1=0
replace limitdur1=lhcaly1 if ladura1 == .
replace limitdur1=ladura1 if lhcaly1 == .

generate limitdur2=0
replace limitdur2=lhcaly2 if ladura2 == .
replace limitdur2=ladura2 if lhcaly2 == .

generate limitdur3=0
replace limitdur3=lhcaly3 if ladura3 == .
replace limitdur3=ladura3 if lhcaly3 == .

and so on...

Is there an easier way to do this?

Thank you in advance!

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