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Re: st: Need Help with converting String Variables to Numeric Variables


From   daniel klein <klein.daniel.81@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Need Help with converting String Variables to Numeric Variables
Date   Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:58:54 +0200

Anwar,

Can't you just -destring- your string variable, specifying the -force-
option, and -replace- the created missing values with 0 in the new
variable? Or am I missing something here?

Best
Daniel

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Dear Stata List Members ,

I am working on a data set of a hospital where  one of the variables
has string values as observations .

I am able to convert numeric string values to numeric values using
destring command.

But I have some of the observations as "< 4", "<0.04","less than 0.1"
which needs to be converted to zero .

In Stata we have option to convert nonmumeric values to missing values
, but I need to convert them to Zero .
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