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From |
Jeffrey Simons <jsimons@usd.edu> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
st: Decimal to binary |

Date |
Wed, 10 Mar 2004 09:53:40 -0600 |

Thanks to both nick and nikos. Nick's solution works well provided that I have a number value that takes on 6 digits otherwise it assigns the value for code6 as missing That is var1 29 Results in var1 binary code1 code2 code3 code4 code5 code6 29 11101 1 1 1 0 1 But var1 29 35 Results in var1 binary code1 code2 code3 code4 code5 code6 29 011101 0 1 1 1 0 1 35 100011 1 0 0 0 1 1 So , I can just make sure I include a data point that will require a 6 digit binary code and it will work well. Nikos solution seems to shift the numbers and puts in trailing zeros rather than leading zeros That is var1 29 Expands to var1 var2 v6 v5 v4 v3 v2 v1 29 11101 1 1 1 0 1 0 Thank you both for your prompt and thoughtful solutions. -egenmore- on SSC has a function -base()- that gets you halfway with this. . egen binary = base(var1) . forval i = 1/6 { . gen str1 code`i' = substr(binary,`i',1) . } Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of > Jeffrey Simons > Sent: 10 March 2004 13:48 > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: st: Re: decimal to binary conversion > > > I want to take a variable that is in decimal format and > convert it to a six > digit binary number. Then take that and form six new > indicator variables. > > For example, > > . inbase 2 29 > 11101 > > Provides this. I would like to write a do file to loop > through the values of > a variable and do this. Converting the answer to six new indicator > variables. > > So if var1 took on values of 15, 29, 35, ... > I'd like to get > > var1 v1a v1b v1c v1d v1e v1f > 15 0 0 1 1 1 1 > 29 0 1 1 1 0 1 > 35 1 0 0 0 1 1 > .... * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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