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st: Spilt a variable into several parts


From   Kate <katie21492@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Spilt a variable into several parts
Date   Mon, 31 Mar 2003 13:47:55 -0800 (PST)

Somebody sent me a dataset with variables like this
one. There were 5 procedures and more than one could
be chosen.  Instead of making each a variable, a
single variable was made with commas separating the
procedure number.

  procedure |      Freq.
------------+-----------
   01,02,03 |         11
01,02,03,04 |          1
         02 |          6
      02,03 |        107
   02,03,04 |         14
      02,04 |          1
         03 |          3
      03,04 |          2
         04 |          2
         05 |          6

I want to make 5 variables that record yes or no for
each procedure. Index() seems to be the way to go but 
but I don't see how to use it when there's more than
one instance of the index character. Can somebody
point me in the direction?

Kate

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