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Re: st: Changing missing values in string variable


From   Philipp Rehm <philipp.rehm@gmx.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Changing missing values in string variable
Date   Thu, 17 Jun 2010 23:23:37 -0400

.
And how about this?

replace sector="OTHER" if sector==""

(You claimed that missing values were represented by "."; it seems they are not).

Ph

On 6/17/2010 11:15 PM, Jason Hecht wrote:
It didn't work.  I got "0 real changes made." It looks like it just
made blanks where there wer "."'s.

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 10:57 PM, Philipp Rehm<philipp.rehm@gmx.de>  wrote:
.
How about:

replace sector="OTHER" if sector=="."

HTH,
Ph

On 6/17/2010 10:43 PM, Jason Hecht wrote:

I have a string variable with abbreviations for different sectors
(e.g., "CYC" for consumer cyclicals).  I want to change the "."'s to
"OTHER."  Is there an easy "replace" or "recode" command to do this
for a string variable?
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