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Re: st: recoding "long" variable to text


From   "Michael S. Hanson" <mshanson@mac.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: recoding "long" variable to text
Date   Sun, 6 May 2007 17:39:41 -0400

On May 6, 2007, at 5:29 PM, Marcos Feldman wrote:

can anyone help me figure this out? i am trying to create a new variable based on an existing variable containing zoning codes. i actually have two variables with the zoning codes, one is string format another is long format. the codes (values) in both look like this: 0001, 0004, 0072, 9001, etc. I want to replace these codes with their descriptors, e.g., convert 0001 to "single-family residential," and so on.
	[snip]

is there some other way to accomplish this transformation?
I would recommend you label your variables, rather than "replacing" them with text. See -help label- and the examples there of labeling variables. The printed documentation is particularly informative in this case. Hope this helps.

-- Mike

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