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st: RE: variable storage type
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott, Molly [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 12:27 PM
> To: 'email@example.com'
> Subject: st: variable storage type
> I'm having some issues trying to format variables-- sometimes
> type-- i.e.
> long vs string etc.-- doesn't survive the stat-transfer
> process correctly.
> I know I can change string to essentially categorical
> variables with labels
> with encode, but does anyone know how to change the
> underlying storage type
> of the variable? The folks here are SAS people and don't
> know how to do
> such an operation in STATA.
> Molly M. Scott
> RAND Corporation
If the variables were correctly stored in SAS (or whatever the data came
from), then you might try to get Stat-Transfer to transfer them
correctly, rather than trying to fix it in Stata later. Check out the
"Variables" tab in the Stat-Transfer window, where you can specify
storage types for the variables.
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