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st: RE: Converting string variable name into numbers


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Converting string variable name into numbers
Date   Fri, 13 May 2005 17:27:47 +0100

-tabulate, generate()- 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Michael Horowitz
 
> I am currently working with a survey dataset that includes 
> responses from
> participants regarding their dominant language.  The answers 
> are string
> variables, since they are "english", "spanish", etc.  
> Basically the data
> looks like this
> 
> Obs1		English
> Obs2		Spanish
> Obs3		French
> Obs4		English
> 
> 
> I would like to create dummy variables where every "english" 
> response gets
> coded a 1 and other responses are coded a 0, do the same thing for
> "spanish", etc. .

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