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Re: st: Generate variable which identify same subject


From   Jeph Herrin <junk@spandrel.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Generate variable which identify same subject
Date   Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:00:17 -0400

 egen id=group(Name)

will do it.

alvine.bissery@chu-lyon.fr wrote:
Dear all,
I have a data set with 260 rows for 36 different subject.
All subject are identify by their name, a string variable.
I would like to create a variable "id" with value 1 for the fist subject,
value 2 for the second ... until 36

Name id Alli 1
Alli 1
Alli 1
Bear 2
Chea 3
Chea 3
.
.
.

How can I do ?

Thank you
Alvine

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