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Re: st: Converting string variable name into numbers


From   "Andres E. Hernando" <hernando@fas.harvard.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Converting string variable name into numbers
Date   Fri, 13 May 2005 12:48:20 -0400

Hi,
         The command -xi- does exactly that.

Best,
Andres.

Quoting Michael Horowitz, who wrote:
-------Original Message-------
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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Michael Horowitz
78 Kirkland Street, #1
Cambridge, MA 02138

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