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Re: st: Help with String Variables


From   Ernest Berkhout <ernestb@seo.fee.uva.nl>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Help with String Variables
Date   Wed, 03 Sep 2003 14:59:12 +0200

At 03:59 3-9-2003, you wrote:
Dear Statalisters
I am trying to recode a string variable and am having a hard time.
My command is as follows:
gen str8 race= PT_RACE
this command worked, I then tried to recode using the following command:
recode race=1 if PT_RACE==RAC101 (the race variable is coded as RAC101,
RAC102, etc.)
when I put this command in it reads:
=exp not allowed
Recode is not for strings, use -replace- instead. Further, remind that strings are better put in double quotes ("string") before taken to an evaluation. That would make:

replace race=1 if PT_RACE=="RAC101 "

See -help replace- for more info, and also the User Guide "[U] 16 Functions and expressions".



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