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st: encoding unique letter into a unique number for combined combinations


From   "T.J. Volant" <tjvolant@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: encoding unique letter into a unique number for combined combinations
Date   Wed, 14 Feb 2007 06:14:03 -0800 (PST)

Hello all,

My apologies if this questions seems primitive. How
can I program so that it will encode each unique
letter into a unique number? Example:
I got hundreds of combinations of strings like:
ABC
ABB
ACA
Then, encode only gives me 1,2,3 in order. But I would
like to label letter A=01, B=02, C=01 etc, and then
have encode give me 010203, etc. How can I program
this? 
Thank you very much,



Tj




 
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