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Finne Håkon <Hakon.Finne@sintef.no> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
RE: st: another data cleaning question |

Date |
Mon, 24 Jun 2002 10:51:20 +0200 |

Several possibilities. The easiest one now (provided there are no more surprises) is to add one line of code after gen cropcod2=int(varcode/100): replace cropcod2=int(varcode/1000) if inrange(varcode,100000,.) -inrange- is listed under special functions; see -help functions- . The following code will yield the same result: replace cropcod2=int(varcode/1000) if varcode>99999 & varcode<. Håkon Håkon Finne http://www.sintef.no > -----Original Message----- > From: Babigumira Ronnie [mailto:rutaremwa_rb@yahoo.com] > Sent: 24. juni 2002 10:29 > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: Re: st: another data cleaning question > > > --- Roger Newson <roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk> wrote: > > Use the -int- function (see -help functions-). In this > case, you might > > type > > > > gene cropcod2=int(varcode/100) > > list if cropcod2!=cropcode > > assert cropcod2==cropcode > > drop cropcod2 > > > > and Stata will generate a new variable -cropcod2-, which > should be equal > > to -cropcode- if the data are consistent. Stata will then list > consistent > > cases, and halt execution if there are any inconsistent > cases, and drop > > the variable -cropcod2- otherwise. > > > > I hope this helps. > > > Hi Roger, > Many thanks. It works however, I have a slight complication, > some of the > variety codes are more than 5. Here is an example (also > included is the > new variable cropcod2) > > villcode cropcode cropcod2 varcode > 1. 1531002 110 110 11001 > 2. 1531002 110 110 11001 > 377. 1360100 110 1101 110104 > 378. 1362000 110 1101 110104 > > The first 2 varcodes have 5 digits and hence > > . gen cropcod2=int(varcode/100) > > would work just fine, however, the last two have varcodes > with 6 digits > which would therefore mean that I would need to rewrite the syntax to > > . gen cropcod2=int(varcode/1000) > > This would however truncate that 5 digit varcodes and the resulting > cropcod2 would have 2 digits. > > I would therefore like to put in a condition that would allow > the first > truncation to be done only if the number of digits in varcode is 5 and > then replace cropcod2 with a new truncated figure if the varcode has 6 > digits. I have searched the manual and I still haven't found > it. Might you > (or anyone else reading) have any idea how I can do this. > > Roni > > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Yahoo! - Official partner of 2002 FIFA World Cup > http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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