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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 06:29:53 -0800 (PST)

Thanks Kit.



----- Original Message -----
From: Christopher Baum <kit.baum@bc.edu>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 5:05:23 PM
Subject: re:st: Generating Identifier based on string variable

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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   |  http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
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