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st: String or numeric variable hours?

From   Phil Bardsley <>
Subject   st: String or numeric variable hours?
Date   Sun, 19 Sep 2004 12:17:45 -0400


The fact that you were able to summarize the variable and get other than 0 obs indicates it is a numeric variable. As another reply suggested,
-ta hours, nolabel-
will tell you the actual values (as did your summarize command).

If you
-describe hours-
you'll see a value label name associated with the variable under the column heading "value label". You can then
-label list <name>-
to see the values that have the label associated with them, where <name> is the value label name (without the brackets). If you don't want the label you can
-label drop <name>-
to get rid of it.

. by secnum: sum hours

-> secnum = 1 cathy

Variable | Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max
hours | 1 89 . 89 89
Phil Bardsley
Carolina Population Center

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