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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 12:48:49 -0400 (EDT)

Thank you all so much.  Worked perfectly!

On Fri, 13 May 2005, Nick Cox wrote:

> -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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Michael Horowitz
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