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Re: st: Post codes to locality


From   Phil Clayton <philclayton@internode.on.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Post codes to locality
Date   Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:48:55 -0400

How about:
merge m:1 postcode using lookupfile, keep(match master)

Phil

On 23/04/2012, at 3:41 PM, Paul O'Brien wrote:

> Thanks Kit,
> 
> But I get the error message: variable postcode does not uniquely identify observations in the master data
> 
> Many of our patients share the same post code.
> 
> Paul
> 
> On 23 Apr 2012, at 12:28, Christopher Baum wrote:
> 
>> <>
>> I have a clinical database with postcodes of patients and want to convert the post codes to locality (LSOA). I have  a file with corresponding post codes/locality, but there are over 1m post codes in England and around 35,000 localities.
>> 
>> An gen .. if ... command takes for ever.
>> 
>> Is there a simper way?
>> 
>> 
>> http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/characteristics.html
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>> 
>> Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |   http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
>>                            An Introduction to Stata Programming  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html
>> An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html
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