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Re: st: RE: Generating dummies
On Jun 21, 2005, at 4:02 PM, Nick Cox wrote:
These are the FIPS codes. FIPS = "Federal Information Processing
Standards". Details at <http://www.census.gov/geo/www/fips/fips.html>
and, in particular, <http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/fip5-2.htm>.
(Remember: "Google is your friend." (tm)) For anyone working with U.S.
state data issued by U.S. gov't agencies, these are standard (hence the
"S" in "FIPS") and common. And, yes, there are still only 50 U.S.
states. There are, however, 51 FIPS codes between Alabama and Wyoming,
inclusive: FIPS 11 is the District of Columbia, which (for those
outside the U.S.) is not a state. Hence, -drop if fips == 11- is
appropriate for many empirical applications. Since FIPS codes are
standard, they can assist with -merge-s and other data management
Well, somebody can't count. So long as it's not
Stata, I guess the matter should rest there.
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