Speaking Stata: On numbers and strings

The great divide among data types in Stata is between numeric and string variables. Most of the time, which kind you want to use for particular variables is clear and unproblematic, but surprisingly often, users face difficulties in making the right decision or need to convert variables from one kind to another. The main problems that may arise and their possible solutions are surveyed with reference both to official Stata and to user-written programs.


Issue Date:
2002
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
pr0006 (Other)
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/116018
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/116018
Published in:
Stata Journal, Volume 02, Number 3
Page range:
314-329
Total Pages:
16

Record appears in:



 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2018-01-22

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)