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Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com> |

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Re: st: from value to varnames |

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Mon, 18 May 2009 21:19:24 -0400 |

Rich Phil Schumm wrote:

On May 18, 2009, at 3:40 PM, Richard Goldstein wrote:I have a data set with 3 variables: field, cat, order; there are 258observationsI want the 258 observations in field to be 258 variables where thename of the value in field becomes the new variable name; I want tokeep the associated values of the other two fieldsFor example, say that the first observation has the following values: field cat order namea A 1I want a new set of variables such that I have a variable called"namea" and I still have cat (of "A") and order (of "1") -- butremember that I should now have 258 variables--cat and order can bejoined as the value for each variable; thus, for the example above,the first variable (namea) would now have the value "A1"If you're interested in an off-the-shelf routine, then Nick's -sxpose-will do the trick:gen value = cat + string(order) keep field value sxpose, clear force firstnames -- Phil

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**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: from value to varnames***From:*Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu>

**AW: st: from value to varnames***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**References**:**st: from value to varnames***From:*Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>

**Re: st: from value to varnames***From:*Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu>

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