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Re: st: Basic Numeric to String Recoding


From   Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>
To   "<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Basic Numeric to String Recoding
Date   Mon, 6 Sep 2010 21:31:19 +0000

<>

Something like this:

****************!
**set up**
sysuse census, clear
keep state2 pop
encode state2 ,  g(state3)
lab  li
**********

lab def fullstates 1 "Alaska" 2 "Alabama" 3 "Arkansas"  ///
 4 "Arizona" 5 "California" 6 "Colorado", modify
**and so on...


lab val state3 fullstates
lab li
li state3 state2 //<-- make sure these line up
****************!

~ Eric
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Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute
Texas A&M University
ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
Office: +979.845.6754


On Sep 6, 2010, at 4:17 PM, Benhoen2 wrote:

> I am a new user - please forgive me.
> 
> I have a list of numeric IDs for states (stateid) with abbreviated labels
> attached (stname). I would like to create a new string variable made us of
> the unabbreviated state names but based on the stateid variable.
> 
> I have tried the following: 
> 1) recode stateid (1="Alabama"), (2="Arkansas"), ..., generate(statename)
> 2) recode stateid (1="Alabama"), (2="Arkansas"), ..., strgen(statename)
> 3) generate state="Alabama" if stateid=1
> 
> among other nonsensical permutations.  Is there any way to do this using
> recode, or something analogous?
> 
> I suspect the answer is very simple but I have not been able to figure it
> out.  Any help?
> 
> Ben
> 
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