Statalist


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: st: Re: encode question


From   Arina Viseth <arina@UDel.Edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: encode question
Date   Thu, 12 Feb 2009 15:42:35 -0500 (EST)

It worked. Thank you very much!

Arina

---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 21:23:34 +0100
>From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu (on behalf of "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>)
>Subject: st: Re: encode question  
>To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
>
><>
>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...
>
>*************
>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'
>}
>**************
>
>
>HTH
>Martin
>_______________________
>----- 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
>>
>> *
>> *   For searches and help try:
>> *   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
>> *   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
>> *   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
>> 
>
>*
>*   For searches and help try:
>*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
>*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
>*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   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