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Re: st: Grouping variables


From   "Katya Mauff" <Katya.Mauff@uct.ac.za>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Grouping variables
Date   Fri, 05 Mar 2010 14:59:42 +0200

Dear Alejandra
 
Try using an if statement. So for example:
 
gen province=a if (city=="b"|city=="c"|city=="d")
replace province=b if (city=="e"|city=="f"|city=="g")
 
etc.
 
I know it's slightly tedious, esp if you have several cities/provinces. Perhaps someone else can come up with a quicker way to do it.
 
 
 

>>> <mmolina@uniroma3.it> 2010/03/05 02:47 PM >>>
Dear Statalits,
In my database I have a variable, called "city" which represent firms'
main base. It is a string variable that I've already encoded in an
another.
I have a lot of other information about the firms and I need to work at a
more aggregated level, for instance "province", could you please tell me
how to assign different cities to one province?
Thanks in advance.
Best regards,
Alejandra

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