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st: RE: RE: gen new variable
> > I want to generate a new variable based on a variable x.
> That is the new
> > variable should have value 1 if x=2, value 6 if x=3 and
> so on. How do I
> > proceed.
I don't know what you mean by "and so on". I can't
see a pattern in these rules, but you can use
as many steps as it takes:
gen new = 1 if x == 2
replace new = 6 if x == 3
replace new = ... if x == ...
An alternative with just integers is to copy x
to a new variable and use -recode-.
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