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st: encode(x) when x is numeric

From   "george m hoffman" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: encode(x) when x is numeric
Date   Sun, 8 Dec 2002 10:24:50 -0600 (CST)

i have a dataset with an x which is a numeric variable.  there are only 27
unique values of this variable. i want to create variable y which takes on
values 1-27, according to values of x. encode only works with strings. there
must be an easy way to do this..... any help appreciated.
goerge hoffman

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