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st: Re: Simple recoding


From   "Ada Ma" <Pelikan_4001@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: Simple recoding
Date   Fri, 16 Aug 2002 13:09:09 +0100

a simple (and stupid) way to do is:

gen gender=1 if sex=="M"
mvencode gender, mv(2)

or you can use the smarter flashier command _recode_

but i am not sure how to use that.  i think you can:

recode sex "M"="1"
recode sex "F"="2"
destring sex, replace

one thing to note is that your variables must carry numerical values only
when you destring them.

Ada Ma
Pelikan_4001@hotmail.com
University of Newcastle upon Tyne Business School
Economics Group

Chris.Fergusson@sth.nhs.uk wrote:
> I have a variable in my datasheet, sex which is formatted as str1 %9s.
> There are two types either M or F.  I need to convert this so that M=1 and
> F=2. How do I do this, or where is a problem similar to this described.  I
> have tried using "destring sex, replace" etc but have had no luck.
> Thanks for all your help in advance on this relatively simple question.

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