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From |
Frank Gallo <fjgallo@mac.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Recode non-integers to positive integers |

Date |
Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:56:40 -0400 |

Hi Mike & Jon,

Best, Frank On Aug 22, 2009, at 2:02 AM, Mike Wazowski wrote:

clear set obs 500 set seed 123 gen x = round(10*runiform()+10,.5) gen x2 = -x sort x2 by x2: gen rank=1 if _n==_N drop x2 sort x replace rank = sum(rank) mike --- On Sat, 8/22/09, Frank Gallo <fjgallo@mac.com> wrote:

From: Frank Gallo <fjgallo@mac.com> Subject: Re: st: Recode non-integers to positive integers To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Date: Saturday, August 22, 2009, 2:33 AM Hi Jon, Thank you very much for your input.. However, the syntax generates new variable values greater than 28. The 28 unique values occur many times. What I would like to accomplish, for example, is that each time the value 2.87 occurs the new variable value would be 1, and so on for the other unique values. I apologize if I was not clear in my previous post. Thank you. Best, Frank On Aug 21, 2009, at 9:25 PM, John Ataguba wrote: Hi Frank, There are many possible options. Try egen newvar=rank(oldvar), unique This should work. Note that the oldvar is the variable containing 2.87 to 6.04. The newvar is a new variable you may specify differently to the oldvar. I hope this helps. Regards Jon ________________________________ From: Frank Gallo <fjgallo@mac.com> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Sent: Friday, 21 August, 2009 18:15:45 Subject: st: Recode non-integers to positive integers Hi All, I have a variable that has 28 unique non-integer values, which range from 2.87 to 6.04. I would like to recode the values to positive integers from 1 to 28 respectively. Is there a simpler way instead of "recode old var (2.87=1)....(6.04=28), generate(new var)" to accomplish this? Thank you. Best, Frank

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