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Re: st: Encode generates a wrong list


From   "Martin Weiss" <Martin.Weiss1@gmx.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Encode generates a wrong list
Date   Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:52:20 +0100

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You have to drop the -label- as well, not just the variable. So say -la drop cntry- in addition to dropping the variable...


HTH
Martin
-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 17:29:40 -0600
> Von: "Mike Kim" <kalisperos@gmail.com>
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: Encode generates a wrong list

> Dear statalisters,
> 
> I have 60 countries in my dataset. "cntrystr" is string variable. To
> change 
> it into a numeric variable, I used the following code:
> 
> encode cntrystr, gen(cntry)
> label list cntry
> 
> It lists 60 countries. Then, I dropped 10 countries and wanted to generate
> a 
> new label list by the following code:
> 
> drop cntry
> encode cntrystr, gen(cntry)
> 
> However, Stata gives the same 60 countries. This is a problem because I
> want 
> to use "forvalues i=1/50 {... }" for my analysis and it is interrupted due
> to missing country numbers. How can I remove dropped countries in
> 'encode"?
> 
> Thank you in advance.
> Mike. 
> 
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