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Re: st: encode

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: encode
Date   Mon, 5 Sep 2011 12:41:00 +0200

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 12:29 PM, Artur Kyral (CMA) wrote:
> I was wondering if there is either a base or a user-defined command or an
> option similar to command encode that creates numeric variables with data
> values initiating at 0 instead of 1?

I see no need for a new command. You can just subtract 1 from the new variable.

encode var, gen(newvar)
replace newvar = var - 1

This will cause you trouble with the value labels. Probably the
quickest way of fixing these is -labmask- available from SSC.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
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