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Re: st: Re: encode string in batch way

From   David Kantor <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Re: encode string in batch way
Date   Thu, 21 Sep 2006 09:46:13 -0400

I'd add that it is often useful to prefix a command with -capture noisily-. That way, you get to see its output. Without -noisily-, capture suppresses output.


at 07:25 AM 9/21/2006, you wrote:

Prefix the command that gives you trouble with capture, and the loop
will keep running.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
On Sep 21, 2006, at 2:33 AM, Jia wrote:

However, you know, there are numerous problems in the file like this,
and I try to encode them a batch way.
label define yesno 0 "N" 1 "Y"
forvalue i=1(1)614 {
encode v`i', gen(vv`i') label(yesno)
drop v`i'
rename vv`i' v`i'

Then I was informed
not possible with numeric variable
end of do-file

Can you help me out? Since there are numerous similar problems,
dealing with them one by one is really annoying.
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