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st: Dummy Variable From a String


From   Michael.D.Wilson@frb.gov
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Dummy Variable From a String
Date   Mon, 20 Nov 2006 12:57:21 -0500

Hello-

I need to create a dummy variable from a string variable that contains 
both numbers and letters.  The string variable is a number sometimes 
followed by the letter 'c'.  For example:

1
2
3
4c
5c
6c

I need to create a dummy variable from this variable without destringing 
it.  Any ideas?

--
Michael Wilson
Consumer Education and Research
Consumer and Community Affairs 
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
michael.d.wilson@frb.gov
(202) 452-2884
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