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Re: st: destring


From   "Svend Juul" <SJ@SOCI.AU.DK>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: destring
Date   Sun, 20 Nov 2005 15:27:42 +0100

>From   martina brandt <m.s.brandt@web.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: destring
Date   Sun, 20 Nov 2005 14:39:30 +0100
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dear statalist,

Martina wrote:
i am trying to destring the following variable:
type:  string (str27), unique values:  9  missing "":  0/1060
Values "Consumption" "Earnings, Gross"  "Earnings, Net" "Expenditure"
"Income, .." "Income, Disposable" "Income, Gross"
"Monetary Income, Disposable" "Monetary Income, Gross" ....
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-destring- is for converting a string variable with numeric content to a numeric variable. Lookup -encode-; it is the appropriate command for your task.

Hope this helps
Svend
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