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RE: st: Changing missing values in string variable


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Changing missing values in string variable
Date   Fri, 18 Jun 2010 09:05:58 +0200

<>

" It looks like it just
made blanks where there wer "."'s."


If it reports "0 real changes made", then Stata is probably not resposible
for the blanks...


HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Jason Hecht
Sent: Freitag, 18. Juni 2010 05:15
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Changing missing values in string variable

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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