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st: RE: RE: generating a variable as a subset of a numeric one


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: generating a variable as a subset of a numeric one
Date   Tue, 24 Feb 2004 17:24:41 -0000

or -inrange()-, as you say. 

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Nick Cox
> Sent: 24 February 2004 17:21
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: RE: generating a variable as a subset of a numeric one
> 
> 
> The state is given by 
> 
> gen State = floor(Region/1000) 
> 
> The municipality through 
> 
> gen Municipality = mod(Region,1000) 
> 
> I'm not sure that you do want dummies, 
> but they are easily obtained through 
> -tabulate-. 
> 
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
> 
> R.E. De Hoyos
>  
> > I have a 4 or 5-digits numeric variable (format: int) 
> > containing information
> > on state (first 1 or 2 digits) and municipality (remaining 
> 3 digits).
> > 
> > Region
> >  1001
> >  1002
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 32001
> > 32002
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I want to create a new dummy variable (North) that takes the 
> > value of one if
> > the state belongs to certain category. I can:
> > 
> > gen North=0
> > replace North = 1 if Region >1000 | Region < 2000
> > 
> > But I will have to this for each state belonging to 
> category North. I
> > thought of the -inlist- command, however first I have to 
> > create a data set
> > like the following:
> > 
> > Region      State       Municipality
> >  1001          1                1
> >  1002          1                2
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 32001         32              1
> > 32002         32              2

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