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Re: st: Spilt a variable into several parts
In Stata, type "findit split"
You will find a FAQ by Nick Cox on splitting a string variable into
parts. The FAQ can also be found at
Hope this helps.
On Mon, 2003-03-31 at 16:47, Kate wrote:
> 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?
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