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Re: st: RE: Converting string variable name into numbers


From   Michael Horowitz <horowitz@fas.harvard.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Converting string variable name into numbers
Date   Fri, 13 May 2005 12:26:43 -0400 (EDT)

I tried that and it said "type mismatch"

On Fri, 13 May 2005, Jose Valderrama wrote:

> Hi Michael,
>
> g language2=language=="English"
>
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] En nombre de Michael
> Horowitz
> Enviado el: Viernes, 13 de Mayo de 2005 11:15 a.m.
> Para: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Asunto: st: Converting string variable name into numbers
>
> 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. .
>
> Any ideas?  Thank you in advance for the assistance.
>
> Michael Horowitz
>
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