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st: RE: Re: string variables
As footnotes to my previous reply to Katsuhide Isa
> > I have a problem with string variables.
> > While converting CSV data into dta data using Stata
> > Transfer, several integer variables were accidentally
> > converted into string ones(as they happen to contain
> > no response, it might be a cause)
> > These string variables can't be used with such
> > commands as -generate-, -rename-, or -forvalues-,
> > which causes some trouble in the subsequent data
> > manipulation.
> > So, my questions are following:
> > 1.Why does this kind of phenomenon occur in Stata
> > Transfer?
I presume you mean "Stat Transfer". By the way,
it is not correct that string variables can't
be used with -generate- or -rename- or -forvalues-,
it just depends what you are trying to do.
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