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st: 'Re-ordering' the labels of a variable


From   "Karen Wright" <Karen.Wright@icr.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: 'Re-ordering' the labels of a variable
Date   Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:30:34 +0000

Dear All,

I have a diagnosis (string) variable which can take the value: B, A, H, S, Q or I.  Stata (10.0) cleverly changes this order to an alphabetical order, however this does not make sense when trying to display a simple histogram of the distribution.  I would like to force stata to display them in my original order as it is sensible when considering the ordering of the diagnosis catergories.

I could do this by changing the string to a numeric variable but I thought there might be a better way around this?

Karen  


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