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Re: st: recode non-numerical values


From   Keith Dear <keithdear4@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: recode non-numerical values
Date   Tue, 3 May 2011 12:51:59 +1000

gen byte drug = (DrugID=="d06662")

On 3 May 2011 12:16, Jet <lsj555@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, everyone,
>
>      I have a question regarding matching of nonnumerical values.
> Suppose the original data looks like this:
>
>   ID     Drug ID
>    1      d06662
>    2      d06665
>    3      d04878
>    4      d05048
>
>    Now  suppose d06662 is a drug for hypertension, which I want to
> code into "1", and all else into "0". I tried to destring the
> variable, but it does not allow me doing so since it contains
> characters. Any suggestion to handle this situation?
>
>       thanks
>        Jeff
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Dr Keith Dear
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ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment
Australian National University
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