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st: Re: Data manipulation
I do not know if this is helpful to you at all. However, since
e.g. -postfile- does not allow strings, I am using an id-variable for
countries, and thereafter merge the original countylist (after postclose). I
am sure there is a better way, but it works...
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Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 6:14 PM
Subject: st: Data manipulation
> I am trying to manipulate my data in the following way: after stacking my
> (and losing the data in memory), I am trying to recover the country name.
> anytime the stack variable is 1 in the dataset, I want to input a string
> another variable called "country", when the stack variable is 2 in the
> I want to input a different string in the "country" variable.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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