Bookmark and Share

Notice: On March 31, it was announced that Statalist is moving from an email list to a forum. The old list will shut down on April 23, and its replacement, is already up and running.

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: st: Understanding Factor variables - is order significant ?

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   RE: st: Understanding Factor variables - is order significant ?
Date   Thu, 27 May 2010 10:43:54 -0400

At 10:38 AM 5/27/2010, Feiveson, Alan H. (JSC-SK311) wrote:
The trouble with -encode- is that it puts the levels in alphabetical order. So in the L, M, H case you would get H = 1, L = 2, M = 3. To get around this you would have to define a label by hand and assign it to the string variable.

Al F.

True, but as Nick points out you would have the same problem with factor variables. One way or another you have to do a little extra work to get the codes in the order you want if they aren't in that order already.

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
OFFICE: (574)631-6668, (574)631-6463
HOME:   (574)289-5227
EMAIL:  Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.Edu

*   For searches and help try:

© Copyright 1996–2016 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   Site index