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


From   "Ada Ma" <heu034@googlemail.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 23:02:05 +0000

Another alternative is to refer to the label's name as well as the string's contents. Then you need not -decode- at all.

E.g. asssume the label's name is countrylabel,


Gen UKdum=1 if country=="United Kingdom":countrylabel

More details can be found in Stata Tip 14 in the Stata Journal. 




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

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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