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st: RE: RE: New values for a value labelled variable,


From   Serguei Kaniovski <kaniovsk@wifo.ac.at>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: RE: RE: New values for a value labelled variable,
Date   Thu, 14 Sep 2006 15:27:52 +0200

The variable MYID contains the values 12, 23, 12, 45, 24, which are labeled as "joe", "mike", "joe", "helen", "tom".

decode myid, gen(MYID)
split MYID, p(-) destring

would work if the values themselves were: "12-joe", "23-mike", "12-joe", "45-helen", "24-tom".

Since names are labels, not values
decode myid, gen(MYID)
split MYID, p(-) destring

generates only one variable containing the labels as values.

Thanks,
Serguei

Serguei Kaniovski schrieb:

Hi all,

I have a variable with (many) value labels, say

12-joe
23-mike
12-joe
45-helen
24-tom
...

I would like to create a new variable with consecutive values assigned to the old labels, e.g.

1-joe
2-mike
1-joe
3-helen
4-tom
...

It is important that the sequence of names is preserved.

Thanks a lot,
Serguei Kaniovski

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