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Re: st: Re: RE: how to obtain a unique identifier from strings


From   Caleb Southworth <caleb@twinky.uoregon.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: RE: how to obtain a unique identifier from strings
Date   Fri, 4 Nov 2005 08:02:53 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, Michael Blasnik wrote:

:Actually, that code would give you the count for each name, not assign
:unique identifiers.  There are many ways to get what you want, but egen
:id=group(name) is probably the easiest.

With the caveat that names themselves must be unqiue.

Caleb
caleb@uoregon.edu
University of Oregon Sociology
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