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st: Re: keeping first digits in number


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: keeping first digits in number
Date   Thu, 21 May 2009 23:06:02 +0200

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***
clear*

input isiccode
4354
6512
1965
9843
1234
end

compress
list, noobs

gen twodigit=int(isiccode/100)
l
***

HTH
Martin
_______________________
----- Original Message ----- From: "Juan Julio Gutierrez" <juanju@yahoo.com>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 10:56 PM
Subject: st: keeping first digits in number


Hello all

I am working with ISIC codes at the four digit level, but want to perform descriptives at the two digit level.

Ideas on how to create a variable that delete the last 2 digits of the 4 digit categories but keeps the first two?

Thank you

JJ



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