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st: RE: St: replace in

From   "Martin Weiss" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: St: replace in
Date   Fri, 24 Oct 2008 00:02:50 +0200

Try this:

sysuse auto, clear
list mpg trunk in 23/24
replace mpg=2 in 23
replace mpg=trunk in 24
list mpg trunk in 23/24

Do not try this:

replace mpg[23]=2


-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Eric Uslaner
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 11:58 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: st: St: replace in


I have some historical data with different rows for countries such as the
Czech Republic and the old Czechoslovakia.  I'd like to replace the missing
values for the Czech Republic with those for the former Czechoslovakia (yes
I know that there is a Slovakia--but I'll handle that separately).  The row
for the Czech Republic is 40 and for Czechoslovakia is 41.  So I tried to

for var bmginiint1820-lbmlifexint1993: replace X[_40]=X[_41] if X[_41]==.

(and please don't lecture me on using the "for" command).  But I keep
getting the error message:

weights not allowed

Can I do this?  In the past I have just cut and pasted the data, but I have
a large number of variables and this could get awkward.  Any help would be
appreciated.  Thanks.

Ric Uslaner

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