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RE: st: string and numeric under one field


From   keeler james <keelercalchas@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: string and numeric under one field
Date   Wed, 14 Jul 2010 18:57:28 +0100

Thanks, Rich.

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> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 21:07:55 -0400
> From: richgold@ix.netcom.com
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: string and numeric under one field
>
> although you cannot, in Stata, give a label to ".", you are allowed to
> label the extended missings (.a, etc.); so, I would make the "N/A" into,
> say, .a and label it to be "N/A"
>
> of course, since you don't say why you want this, I don't know whether
> this will do what you want
>
> Rich
>
> On 7/13/10 5:19 PM, keeler james wrote:
>> Dear Statalist,
>>
>> I wonder if the numeric and string characters can be mixed under one field (e.g. the 'Marks' see below)?
>>
>> Marks
>> N/A
>> 35
>> 88
>> 40
>> 20
>> N/A
>>
>> this is what excel can do, but not too sure if it is possible in Stata. Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>> Calchas
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