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Re: st: Generating Identifier based on string variable


From   Dawood Ashraf <dawood_ashraf@yahoo.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Generating Identifier based on string variable
Date   Tue, 8 Nov 2011 05:52:57 -0800 (PST)

Anees,

It did not work out. see below 


destring  fund_name, gen(new)
fund_name contains nonnumeric characters; no generate


the new should be numeric not string.
Dawood



----- Original Message -----
From: Muhammad Anees <anees@aneconomist.com>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Cc: 
Sent: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 4:45:53 PM
Subject: Re: st: Generating Identifier based on string variable

destring name, gen(new) should do as the names appear to be string variables

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 6:41 PM, Dawood Ashraf <dawood_ashraf@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> I am trying to generate a new identifier variable based on names of individuals. The shape of the data is as follows:
>
> Name   Date
> Mark    1990
>
> Mark     1991
> Mark      1992
>
> Marry    1990
>
> Marry     1991
>
> Marry     1992
>
> Marry  1993
>
> Chris   1993
>
> Bob      1992
>
>
> Now I want to generate a new variable, Identifier which assign unique number to Mark, Marry, Chris and Bob as 1,2,3,4.
>
> I have looked in the help but could not find anything suitable. I have seen once a question similar to this on STATA and applied myself but somehow skipped from my mind. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
>
> Regards
>
> Dawood
>
>
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COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Attock 43600, Pakistan
www.aneconomist.com

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