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Re: st: RE: generate new variables using the first record of the group


From   Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: RE: generate new variables using the first record of the group
Date   Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:49:29 -0400

Lin, use the square brackets to address the particular observation of
a variable:

sysuse auto
generate newvar=price[7]

Creates a variable newvar, which is equal to the 7th observation of
existing variable price.

Best, Sergiy Radyakin


On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 6:02 PM, Song, Lin <Lin.Song@kingcounty.gov> wrote:
> Dear Stata users?
>
> How do I generate a new variable with its value for all observations equals to the first observation or the nth observation of another variable?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Lin
>
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