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st: RE: help with encode


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: help with encode
Date   Thu, 23 Jul 2009 17:01:00 +0100

In addition to other answers the direct answer to the second question is
"Yes": 

label def female 0 "m" 1 "f" 
encode gender, gen(female) label(female)

It would no harm to check on any missings: 

tab gender if !inlist(female, 0, 1) 

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

Miranda Kim

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?

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