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RE: st: Query on how to re-link variables to their original name tag after mkmat and svmat manipulations


From   Roy Wada <roywada@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Query on how to re-link variables to their original name tag after mkmat and svmat manipulations
Date   Mon, 24 Aug 2009 03:35:10 -0700

> However, when I try to 'decode' the country list encoded variable, it 
> does not return me the original country list but their initial order 
> in the country list. is there a way to get back the names of 
> countries and not a number representing their order on the country 
> list ?
> 
> I'm not sure whether I made myself clear and I apologize for my cryptic 
> language; 
> 
> Marwan Elkhoury

You should -save- the country name and their secret-secret encoded 
number. That's your super-secret decoder ring. After running -svmat-, 
you can get back the country name by merging it back in.
 
Roy
 
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