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st: Re: encode question


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: encode question
Date   Thu, 12 Feb 2009 21:23:34 +0100

<>
Try this with your data, but make backups to guard against any nasty surprises along the way. The auto dataset has only one string, so this example looks stupid - but isn`t...

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sysuse auto, clear
qui ds, has(type string)
foreach var of varlist `r(varlist)'{
encode `var', gen(`var'new)
drop `var'
rename `var'new `var'
}
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HTH
Martin
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Arina Viseth" <arina@UDel.Edu>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 9:17 PM
Subject: st: encode question


Dear all,

I have a dataset that I imported from Excel using insheet. However, many numerical variables (I have about 200 variables) are now showed as string variables. My question is the following: how can I transform each string variable into numerical one - and also replicate their names - without having to encode manually each one of them?

Thank you very much in advance for any help, I would very much appreciate it.

Arina

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