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st: RE: encode(x) when x is numeric


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: encode(x) when x is numeric
Date   Sun, 8 Dec 2002 17:25:15 -0000

george m hoffman
> 
> 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.

I am not clear what if any constraints may apply here, 
but consider -egen, group()-. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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