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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: how recode a positive value on a variable to a particular negative value |

Date |
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:36:16 +0100 |

I believe you. The intent of -recode- is quite explicit: to recode categorical variables. This replacement lies outside -recode-'s rules. That aside, you just need (it seems) replace year = -156 if year == 1990 replace year = -144 if year == 1991 How far this -year- variable is still telling you about years is your own call (unless the example is just invented). Nick On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Erik Aadland <erikaadland@hotmail.com> wrote: > I am trying to recode positive values on a specific variable into particular negative values. > e.g: > recode year (1990 = -156) (1991= -144) > and so on. > However, recode does not allow a negative value it seems. > Any input on this problem would be very appreciated. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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