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Re: st: RE: help with encode


From   Miranda Kim <mk@mrc.soton.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: help with encode
Date   Fri, 24 Jul 2009 09:09:43 +0100

I tried this but couldn't make it work, as it then automatically encodes the variables with 2's and 3's...

Nick Cox wrote:
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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