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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 06:30:14 -0800 (PST)

Thanks Anees. 




----- Original Message -----
From: Muhammad Anees <anees@aneconomist.com>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Cc: 
Sent: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 4:58:29 PM
Subject: Re: st: Generating Identifier based on string variable

For confirmation only, the -xtset- result as

xtset name2 date
       panel variable:  name2 (unbalanced)
        time variable:  date, 1990 to 1993
                delta:  1 unit

Hope that worked for you, Dawood!

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 6:54 PM, Muhammad Anees <anees@aneconomist.com> wrote:
> Sorry, the first suggestion fails as the string variable is nonnumeric
> and stata would say "name contains nonnumeric characters", rather you
> can try
>
> encode name, generate(name2)
>
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 6:45 PM, Muhammad Anees <anees@aneconomist.com> wrote:
>> 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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>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Regards
>> ---------------------------
>> Muhammad Anees
>> Assistant Professor
>> COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
>> Attock 43600, Pakistan
>> www.aneconomist.com
>>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Regards
> ---------------------------
> Muhammad Anees
> Assistant Professor
> COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
> Attock 43600, Pakistan
> www.aneconomist.com
>



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Regards
---------------------------
Muhammad Anees
Assistant Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Attock 43600, Pakistan
www.aneconomist.com

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