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"Jia Xiangping" <jiajoseph@googlemail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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

Date |
Thu, 28 Feb 2008 12:03:53 -0500 |

Thanks a lot, Nick. I just went through the commands of -labutil-, and found they are quite useful. I should have known this earlier. On 2/28/08, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: > 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? > > * > * 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/ > -- Xiangping Jia * * 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/

**References**:**st: How to put a prefix on a categorical variable that still carries label values?***From:*"Jia Xiangping" <jiajoseph@googlemail.com>

**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>

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