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RE: st: superposed rolled windows


From   "irodriguez" <irodriguez@utdt.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: superposed rolled windows
Date   Tue, 27 Jun 2006 14:37:41 -0300

ok thks 
there is some command for change all string variables simultaneously?
thanks again?

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

> 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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