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st: Re: st. converting a string variable that has leading and embedded blanks to a numeric variable.


From   "Svend Juul" <SJ@soci.au.dk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: st. converting a string variable that has leading and embedded blanks to a numeric variable.
Date   Tue, 8 Feb 2005 20:21:41 +0100

Ali Murat,
 
Would -encode- satisfy your needs? It gives numeric codes with the original strings as value labels:

. input str4 hhid
          hhid
  1. "21 1"
  2. " 212"
  3. " 213"
  4. "21 3"
  5. "213 "
  6. "2 13"
  7. end
 
. encode hhid , generate(newhhid)
. list
     +----------------+
     | hhid   newhhid |
     |----------------|
  1. | 21 1      21 1 |
  2. |  212       212 |
  3. |  213       213 |
  4. | 21 3      21 3 |
  5. | 213        213 |
     |----------------|
  6. | 2 13      2 13 |
     +----------------+
 
. label list newhhid
newhhid:
           1  212
           2  213
           3 2 13
           4 21 1
           5 21 3
           6 213 

Is this useful?
 
Svend
 
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