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Re: st: How can I create a new variable based on labels for another variable?


From   Joerg Luedicke <joerg.luedicke@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How can I create a new variable based on labels for another variable?
Date   Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:12:55 -0400

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Qursum Qasim <qursumqasim@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've got a dataset where the countries have been given numeric codes
> and the names of the countries are given as labels associated with
> each numeric code. I am trying to create a new string variable that
> will contain the labels (country names instead of the numeric codes).
> Any ideas how I can do that?
> Thanks!
>
> Regards,
> Qursum Qasim
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-decode- should be appropriate for that job.

J.

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