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st: RE: How to put a prefix on a categorical variable that still carries label values?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: How to put a prefix on a categorical variable that still carries label values?
Date   Thu, 28 Feb 2008 16:08:46 -0000

I understand this as follows: 

Suppose variable -x- has values 11, 12, 13, ... and value labels "A", "B", "C", ....

You want -y- to have values 111, 112, 113, ... and the corresponding value labels. 

Try 

gen y = 100 + x 
labmask y, values(x) decode 

Here -labmask- is in -labutil- on SSC. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Jia Xiangping

A variable in int storage type, reflecting different regions.

label                             region code
value
11 			A
12 			B
13 			C
21 			D
22 			E
23 			F
31 			G
32 			H

Now I want to generate a new variable with a prefix "1" denoting the
country code. But the variable still carry the codes.
111 			A
112 			B
113 			C
121 			D
122 			E
123 			F
131 			G

How shall I do that with -recode-? Or there are some other commands for that?

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