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RE: st: superposed rolled windows


From   "Alex Ogan" <aogan@ArrowstreetCapital.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: superposed rolled windows
Date   Tue, 27 Jun 2006 13:27:22 -0400

You probably want to try the command -encode-.

You might want to read the help file to learn more, but the basic syntax
is:

encode stringvarname, gen(newvarname)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of irodriguez
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 1:24 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: superposed rolled windows

the meaning is that is string but i dont know how to change variables to

string format to a number format

-----Original Message-----
From: "Michael S. Hanson" <mshanson@mac.com>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 13:02:23 -0400
Subject: Re: st: superposed rolled windows

> On Jun 27, 2006, at 12:52 PM, irodriguez wrote:
> 
> > In the data editor windows all the variables except yeaar are in red
> > this mean that are string?
> > how can I convert the profit variable to string with encode or with

> > destring
> > i`ve tried with
> > destring profit, replace
> > but it`s still red
> 
>    Sorry, I have never used the data editor, so I have no idea what
red  
> signifies.  Perhaps the User's Guide or Data Management manuals  
> explain the color codings.  If you -describe- your variable, you  
> should be able to determine its data type.  HTH.
> 
>                                          -- Mike
> 
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