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Re: st: creating a panel id variable from strings and decimals


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: creating a panel id variable from strings and decimals
Date   Wed, 2 Jan 2013 14:40:35 +0000

This is an FAQ. See

FAQ     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating group identifiers
        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox and W. Gould
        3/01    How do I create individual identifiers numbered
                from 1 upwards?
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data-management/creating-group-identifiers/

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Nick

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Bülent Köksal <bkoksal@gmail.com> wrote:

> 1. How can I convert city names (strings) to city ids so that I can
> use it as a panel id variable?
>
> 2. What if there are numerical codes with decimals that correspond to
> each city rather than names. How can I achieve the same task above so
> that I can create a panel id variable?
>
> In the first case
>
> City
> AGB
> DFT
> EFH
> AGB
> EFH
> ...
>
> In the second case
>
> City
> 4.678
> 3.456
> 0.356
> 4.678
> 0.356

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