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st: encode command


From   <Caterina.ASTARITA@ext.ec.europa.eu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: encode command
Date   Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:23:19 +0000

Dear Statalisters, 

Using list country_1, nolabel, I manage to visualize the numbers in the main windows of results, but what if I want to generate a new variable that includes these numbers? 

Thanks, 

Caterina


Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:58:59 +0100
From: Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: st: encode command

list country_1, nolabel

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 1:49 PM,  <Caterina.ASTARITA@ext.ec.europa.eu> wrote:

> In the dataset I am using the names assigned to different countries are strings. My variable name is "country"
> I use the command  "encode country, gen(country_1)" in order to transform the string into numbers
> But still country_1 shows as a name and not a number. What if I would to visualize countr_1 as a column of numbers in the dataset?
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