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st: recode stata like?


From   lars@climweb.de
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: recode stata like?
Date   Wed, 09 Nov 2005 18:29:32 +0100

Dear all,

I don't think it's Stata-like to replace an existing value without an explicit command. "recode" does that by default see:

. sysuse auto
(1978 Automobile Data)

. recode weight (1/1999 = 1) (1999/.=2)
(weight: 74 changes made)

I don't think this is a good idea, because it is often used by stata novices. I would suggest to change that.

Yours,
Lars
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