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Re: st: Unique identifier from a string name


From   daniel klein <klein.daniel.81@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Unique identifier from a string name
Date   Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:48:37 +0100

Barry,

probably you can simply use -encode- to convert your string variable
into a numeric variable. Each distinct string is given a distinct
number, starting at 1. Note, however, that in many cases you do not
need a numeric identifier.

Best
Daniel
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