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st: identifying even & odd numbers


From   "Danielle H. Ferry" <dferry@nber.org>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: identifying even & odd numbers
Date   Tue, 30 Mar 2004 13:10:19 -0500

Hi,
I apologize if this has been addressed previously. I haven't found anything in the archives, though I feel as though it surely must be there somewhere. I am wondering if there is a way to create a new variable that takes on a value if another variable is an even or an odd number. For example, can you do something like this:
ge newvar = 1 if oldvar is even
If this has made its way thru the list before, perhaps someone can suggest better search keywords for the archives? Thanks.
Danielle Ferry
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