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st: help with encode


From   Miranda Kim <mk@mrc.soton.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: help with encode
Date   Thu, 23 Jul 2009 14:21:19 +0100

How can I efficiently convert string variables (such as gender with 
values 'f' 'm') into binary 0/1 variables?
Can I fiddle with encode so that it codes 0/1 instead of 1/2?
Many thanks


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