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st: RE: variable storage type

From   "Nick Winter" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: variable storage type
Date   Mon, 29 Jul 2002 08:42:28 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott, Molly [mailto:[email protected]] 
> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 12:27 PM
> To: '[email protected]'
> Subject: st: variable storage type
> I'm having some issues trying to format variables-- sometimes 
> type-- i.e.
> long vs string etc.-- doesn't survive the stat-transfer 
> process correctly.
> I know I can change string to essentially categorical 
> variables with labels
> with encode, but does anyone know how to change the 
> underlying storage type
> of the variable?  The folks here are SAS people and don't 
> know how to do
> such an operation in STATA.
> Molly M. Scott
> RAND Corporation

If the variables were correctly stored in SAS (or whatever the data came
from), then you might try to get Stat-Transfer to transfer them
correctly, rather than trying to fix it in Stata later.  Check out the
"Variables" tab in the Stat-Transfer window, where you can specify
storage types for the variables.

Nick Winter
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