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Re: st: RE: help with encode |

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Fri, 24 Jul 2009 07:02:01 -0400 |

replace gender = gender - 2 (Subtract 1 if you had 1's and 2's as mentioned in your original post.)

3.3 Stata references in your question

Hope this helps, Mike On Jul 24, 2009, at 4:09 AM, Miranda Kim wrote:

I tried this but couldn't make it work, as it then automaticallyencodes the variables with 2's and 3's...Nick Cox wrote:In addition to other answers the direct answer to the secondquestion 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 KimHow can I efficiently convert string variables (such as gender withvalues '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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**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: RE: help with encode***From:*Miranda Kim <mk@mrc.soton.ac.uk>

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**st: RE: help with encode***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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