Specifies the creation of a new variable within a data loop.
make [#] numvar = numeric_expression; make $charvar = character_expression;
make sqvpt = sqrt(velocity * pressure * temp); make $ gender = lower(gender);
A numeric_expression is any valid expression returning a numeric vector.
A character_expression is any valid expression returning a character
vector. If neither ‘
$’ nor ‘
#’ is specified, ‘
#’ is assumed.
The expression may contain explicit variable names and/or GAUSS
commands. Any variables referenced must already exist, either as
elements of the source dataset, as
extern’s, or as the result of a
vector, or code statement. The variable name must be
unique. A variable cannot be made more than once, or an error is