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Re: st: Destring command


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Destring command
Date   Mon, 01 Aug 2005 14:22:48 -0500

At 01:42 PM 8/1/2005 -0400, Jumin Kim wrote:
The force option would make them missing, right?
I actually need the data.  This particular variable contains the
verbatim response, which I need Stata to recode into numericals so
that I can categorize them.
Please advise.  Thank you.
jumin
How about something like

replace var1 = "99" if var1 =="NA"
destring var1, gen(var2)

You'll have to decide in advance how to recode the verbatim responses.

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