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st: Assigning prime numbers


From   sdm1@york.ac.uk
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Assigning prime numbers
Date   Thu, 12 May 2005 17:27:56 +0100

Hi,

I have a string variable which can take about 500 different values.  I
would like to assign a different prime number to each value of this
string so that I get:

String   Prime
A01		2
A02		3
A03		5
B01		7
C01		11
D02		13
F03		17
Etc

Any suggestions would be most welcome!

Thanks.

Steve

 

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