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st: recoding sets of variables


From   "Murali Kuchibhotla" <muralik@iastate.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: recoding sets of variables
Date   Wed, 30 Jul 2008 08:40:59 -0500 (CDT)

Hello,
      I am trying to recode the values for 5 different variables, each 
according to a different rule, i.e,for the first variable I want to change the 
missing values to 0, for the second variable the 2' to 4's, and so forth. Is 
there an efficient way to do this in Stata? I have looked at the help for both 
the recode and replace commands, and from what I can tell I would require 
multiple lines of code(one for each variable) to accomplish this task.Can this 
task be further simplified? Thanks.


Murali Kuchibhotla



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