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st: dummy variable name from a string variable


From   tom j <tomstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: dummy variable name from a string variable
Date   Fri, 13 Nov 2009 15:06:01 +0100

I want to create 10 dummy variables based on one string variable
"city", which lists the city codes (like NY) of 10 cities. I can do
this simply by (after encoding the city variable):

tabulate city, gen(citydummy)


This would create citydummy1 to citydummy10. What I want is to suffix
each dummy with city codes, listed in the variable 'city' , so I have
the dummy variables named from, for example, citydummyNY to
citydummyAM.

The city variable has multiple occurrences of each code. I have had a
look at -renvars- but I don't think that alone will solve my problem.

Any ideas?
Tom.
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