Bookmark and Share

Notice: On March 31, it was announced that Statalist is moving from an email list to a forum. The old list will shut down on April 23, and its replacement, statalist.org is already up and running.


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: st: Changing missing values in string variable


From   "Michael N. Mitchell" <Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Changing missing values in string variable
Date   Thu, 17 Jun 2010 20:27:11 -0700

Does this example help...

. sysuse auto
(1978 Automobile Data)

. replace make = "" in 1
(1 real change made)

. list make price in 1

     +--------------+
     | make   price |
     |--------------|
  1. |        4,099 |
     +--------------+

. replace make = "OTHER" if missing(make)
(1 real change made)

. list make price in 1

     +---------------+
     | make    price |
     |---------------|
  1. | OTHER   4,099 |
     +---------------+


Michael N. Mitchell
Data Management Using Stata      - http://www.stata.com/bookstore/dmus.html
A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics - http://www.stata.com/bookstore/vgsg.html
Stata tidbit of the week         - http://www.MichaelNormanMitchell.com



On 2010-06-17 7.43 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?
*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/


© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   Site index