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st: RE: identifying even & odd numbers


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: identifying even & odd numbers
Date   Tue, 30 Mar 2004 19:17:07 +0100

gen odd = mod(oldvar,2) 

Rationale: if the remainder on dividing -oldvar- by 
2 is 1, then -oldvar- is odd; otherwise it is even. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Danielle H.
> Ferry
> Sent: 30 March 2004 19:10
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: identifying even & odd numbers
> 
> 
> 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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