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st: need to sum several variables in a row

From   Raffaele Palladino <>
Subject   st: need to sum several variables in a row
Date   Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:18:40 +0000

Dear statalist, Im dealing with a problem that will be very easy for
most of you but somehow the program keeps sending me error messages!
I have to calculate a new variable that is the total amount of money
from several variables, all displaied in a row. Rather than using the
g = var1+var2 etc... which could be annoying considering the amount of
variables and the fact that I have to repeat this command several
times I was trying to look on internet for a solution. From this
statalist I found users who suggested to use the command rowtotal but
apparently I can`t use it on stata 11, my version. Is it correct? It
keeps saying "unknow function rowtotal ()"
Could you please indicate me the right command to use? many thanks
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