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AW: st: RE: help with encode


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   AW: st: RE: help with encode
Date   Fri, 24 Jul 2009 11:23:31 +0200

<> 

If that is what you really want, why not just


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xi i.gender
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HTH
Martin

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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Tharyan, Rajesh
Gesendet: Freitag, 24. Juli 2009 11:21
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: RE: st: RE: help with encode

Hi,

In addition to all the useful comments people have made.. Here is a nother
way.

Try 

qui xi: reg i.gender

This will create a variable  _Igender_1 with zeros and ones

Hope this helps
rajesh


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From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Miranda Kim
Sent: 24 July 2009 09:10
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: help with encode

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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