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Re: st: about real() function?mistakes happened when transform strings to numeric


From   K C Wong <kcwong5@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: about real() function?mistakes happened when transform strings to numeric
Date   Wed, 11 Apr 2012 03:45:21 +1200

how about using "destring"instead?

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 3:27 AM, Nina YIN <yinnina.ccer@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I am wondering whether you have met such situation:
>
> When I try to transform a string variable into numeric one, I use, for
> example, -gen rxndc=real(ndc)
> Then I hope that it will change the type of the variable, and after
> that, I could merge two datasets using rxndc which is the same type in
> both datasets.
> The strange thing is that, this command worked well in my laptop,
> while in the university server, it failed, the numeric variable rxndc
> wasn't consistent with the string one "ndc".
> If you have any idea, could you kindly give me any suggestions?
> Thanks in advance!
>
> --
> Best Regards,
> Nina YIN
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