Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:38:35 -0600
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From: "data _null_," <datanull@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Best way to code states
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On Jan 24, 2008 9:28 AM, Melodyp <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What I want is, how can I code State from the current GA , FL,
> CA..etc to some numbers like 00 for GA, 01 for FL, 11 for CA, etc...
stFips = stfips(state);
But I don't see why you need to do this. Codes are codes. The two
character postal code just a good as the FIPS. Better, perhaps
because most folks know what they are.
> My problem is I have at least 45 states, is there any way, I can use
> some number like 0, or 1 to code? or there is a more efficient way?
Are you asking how to code the states into dummy indicator variables?
> Thank you,