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st: RE: identifying nonnumeric values in a variable
This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much.
I think what you have is a string variable;
_all_ its values to Stata are string, but some have a
simple numeric interpretation. Try
. list varx if missing(real(varx))
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> Subject: st: identifying nonnumeric values in a variable
> I have a dataset that has some errors in it in which a
> variable has a few string values. I was wondering how i can
> get Stata to identify these for me. Essentially, the data is
> like this:
> id varx .......
> 1 10
> 2 2
> 3 5 - 10
> 4 3
> 5 12
> I would like Stata to be able to tell me that the varx for
> id3 has a value of "5 - 10" so I can then replace it and
> destring varx. The dataset is rather large and scanning by
> eye is cumbersome, especially trying to identify the times
> when "o" was entered instead of "0".
> Any help would be appreciated.
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