# Re: st: RE: RE: identifying even & odd numbers

 From "Danielle H. Ferry" <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: RE: RE: identifying even & odd numbers Date Tue, 30 Mar 2004 13:53:08 -0500

```Yes.

Nick Cox wrote:

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As a proof this would be fallacious. I'm guessing from context that -oldvar- consists of integers only.
Nick [email protected]

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Sent: 30 March 2004 19:17
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Subject: st: RE: identifying even & odd numbers

gen odd = mod(oldvar,2)
Rationale: if the remainder on dividing -oldvar- by 2 is 1, then -oldvar- is odd; otherwise it is even.
Nick [email protected]

-----Original Message-----
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```Danielle H.

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Ferry
Sent: 30 March 2004 19:10
To: [email protected]
Subject: st: identifying even & odd numbers

Hi,
I apologize if this has been addressed previously. I haven't found anything in the archives, though I feel as though it surely must be there somewhere. I am wondering if there is a way to create a new variable that takes on a value if another variable is an even or an odd number. For example, can you do something like this:
ge newvar = 1 if oldvar is even
If this has made its way thru the list before, perhaps someone can suggest better search keywords for the archives? Thanks.
Danielle Ferry
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