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st: classification problem


From   <burkom@comcast.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: classification problem
Date   Thu, 14 Aug 2003 20:22:54 -0400

Dear Statalisters,

My dataset has a column consisting of many strings.  I also have a text file
with a table that groups these strings into 15 categories.  Can anyone
suggest a Stata method of forming a new column that gives the category
number of each string?

Thanks very much,
Howard Burkom

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