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Re: st: need to sum several variables in a row


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: need to sum several variables in a row
Date   Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:27:42 +0000

It's bizarre that many users think that the internet is the place to
look for help rather than Stata itself.

I note that that typing in Stata either -search rowtotal- or -search
row total- yields pointers to the help for -egen-.  So, experienced
users pointed you to that, but it's accessible directly.

Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 17 December 2013 13:28, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Raffaele Palladino wrote:
>> 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 ()"
>
> That is incorrect, see: -help egen-.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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