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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 15:54:48 -0300

Thanks a lot
-----Original Message-----
From: "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 14:40:45 -0400
Subject: Re: st: superposed rolled windows

> You should only use -encode- if it is a string variable that is true
> text --  
> not a number .  The resulting numeric variable is simply an index based
> on 
> alphabetical order of string variable.
> 
> You should use -destring- if it is a number accidentally held as text. 
> You 
> may need to use the -ignore()- option of destring if the number has
> commas 
> or currency symbols.  For example:
> 
> destring dollarvar, ignore(,$) replace
> 
> You can list multiple variables in the destring command
> 
> Michael Blasnik
> michael.blasnik@verizon.net
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "irodriguez" <irodriguez@utdt.edu>
> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 1:37 PM
> Subject: RE: st: superposed rolled windows
> 
> 
> > 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
> >>
> 
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