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Re: st: Destring command
On 8/1/05, Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
you might want to take a look at - help egen - there you should look
for the _group_ function.
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