Statalist


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

st: Help with destring


From   "Donald Spady" <dspady@ualberta.ca>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Help with destring
Date   Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:32:41 -0600

I have data that are string data and want to convert them to numeric.  I
would expect destring to do this but it doesn't.  For example, here is a
table
  tab Worker_Type

worker 	Freq.	Percent	Cum.

Administration	12	9.16	9.16
Allied	44	33.59	42.75
Attending	26	19.85	62.60
Clerk	9	6.87	69.47
Med Student	17	12.98	82.44
Resident/Fellow	23	17.56	100.00

Total	131	100.00

The values are all strings.
When I do
Destring worker, generate(nworker)
I get the message
destring worker, gen(nworker)
worker contains nonnumeric characters; no generate
r; t=0.02 10:31:13

It seems to me that if I want to convert a string, that implicitly means
there are nonnumeric characters.  What am I doing wrong?  I am using
Stata10.

Many thanks in advance.

Don Spady


Donald W Spady MD, MSc
Departments of Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences
8226B, Aberhart Centre 1
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta,
CANADA
T6G 2J3

780-407-1244: Office
780-407-7136: FAX

If current trends continue, we will not

*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index