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


From   Martyn Sherriff <statams48@gmail.com>
To   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 16:42:58 +0100

Erik,
It works for me:
. list

     +------+
     | year |
     |------|
  1. | 1990 |
  2. | 1991 |
  3. | 1990 |
  4. | 1992 |
  5. | 1993 |
     +------+

. recode year (1990 = -156) (1991= -144) (1992 = -100)
(year: 4 changes made)

. list

     +------+
     | year |
     |------|
  1. | -156 |
  2. | -144 |
  3. | -156 |
  4. | -100 |
  5. | 1993 |
     +------+
 What error message do you get?

Martyn

On 28 September 2012 16:26, Erik Aadland <erikaadland@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Statalist.
> 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.
> Regards,
> Erik.
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