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Re: st: Recoding all variables in a dataset


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Recoding all variables in a dataset
Date   Fri, 23 Nov 2012 18:28:53 +0000

See also -ds- or -findname- (SJ/SSC) for ways of separating numeric and string variables.

Nick

On 23 Nov 2012, at 17:34, Ryan Kessler <ryan.kessler.stata@gmail.com> wrote:

sysuse auto, clear
foreach x of varlist * {
   if substr("`: type `x''",1,3) != "str" {
       recode `x' (23 = 88888)
   }
}
// This is easier when we don't have any string variables in the dataset
drop make
recode * (24 = 99999)

On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM, Stephen Cranney
<scranney@sas.upenn.edu> wrote:
Hi all,

Pardon the simple question, but I haven't been able to find an answer. Is there a quick and parsimonious way to refer to all the variables in
a dataset for purposes of recoding?


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