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st: RE: string variable to matrix


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: string variable to matrix
Date   Mon, 21 Jul 2003 18:10:21 +0100

HJW
>
> The official Stata command -mkmat var1, mat(mymat)- puts values of a
> numeric variable into a matrix called mymat. I am wondering
> whether there is a similar command that would put contents of a
> *string* variable into a matrix.
>
> I thought the query has been raised before, but I couldn't recover
> the information either by searching the Statalist archive or using
> -findit string variable to matrix-.

No. Stata's matrices contain numbers only.

You can use -tabdisp- to show string variables
for particular row and column combinations.

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

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