The state is given by
gen State = floor(Region/1000)
The municipality through
gen Municipality = mod(Region,1000)
I'm not sure that you do want dummies,
but they are easily obtained through
-tabulate-.
Nick
[email protected]
R.E. De Hoyos
> I have a 4 or 5-digits numeric variable (format: int)
> containing information
> on state (first 1 or 2 digits) and municipality (remaining 3 digits).
>
> Region
> 1001
> 1002
>
>
>
> 32001
> 32002
>
>
>
>
> I want to create a new dummy variable (North) that takes the
> value of one if
> the state belongs to certain category. I can:
>
> gen North=0
> replace North = 1 if Region >1000 | Region < 2000
>
> But I will have to this for each state belonging to category North. I
> thought of the -inlist- command, however first I have to
> create a data set
> like the following:
>
> Region State Municipality
> 1001 1 1
> 1002 1 2
>
>
>
> 32001 32 1
> 32002 32 2
>
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