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st: Re: -recode- question


From   Friedrich Huebler <huebler@rocketmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: -recode- question
Date   Wed, 3 Dec 2003 10:40:10 -0800 (PST)

--- Friedrich Huebler <huebler@rocketmail.com> wrote:
> This question was inspired by Veit Grote's recent post. The command
> 
> . recode varname min/3=1 3/6=2 6/9=3
> 
> recodes all values <=3 to 1, and all values >3 and <=6 to 2. How
> does a Stata user learn this "read from left to right" rule? I
> could not find this documented anywhere.

My question was about the interpretation of overlaps in a -recode-
command. I thought this was not documented but I was wrong. Overlaps
are explained under the heading "Test for mistakes in rules" in the
entry for -recode- in the Stata 8 Reference Manual.

Friedrich Huebler

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