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st: RE: how to obtain a unique identifier from strings
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3/01 How do I create individual identifiers numbered
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> this may be an elementary question but I could not find a solution in
> Stata documentation and the list archives, so here I am...
> I'm working (Stata 9/SE) with a quite large dataset (>300.000 records)
> with observation on individuals. Each individual may be related to
> more than one record. The structure is as following:
> Teresio 0 1 0
> Mario 1 2 0
> Teresio 1 1 2
> I'ld like to convert a string variable "Name" into a unique numerical
> identifier and obtain something like this:
> 1 0 1 0
> 2 1 2 0
> 1 1 1 2
> Is there any way to do this job in Stata?
> I've tryed with the encode command, but Stata stopped because there
> are more than 65000 unique values (by the way: I don't care about
> labels ...).
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