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re:st: Generating Identifier based on string variable

From   Christopher Baum <>
To   "" <>
Subject   re:st: Generating Identifier based on string variable
Date   Tue, 8 Nov 2011 09:05:23 -0500

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

You need the egen group() function.

Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |
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   An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |

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