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st: Recode and Label problem

From   malay biswas <>
Subject   st: Recode and Label problem
Date   Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:57:44 +0530

Dear All,
Thank you for all the supports given to me by some of you in my
earlier requests. Sincerely appreciated.

I am having one small but nagging problem. I know that I am just one
small command away of what I want - but it had alredy consumed quite a
bit time.

Good number of variables in my data were coded as 1( Yes) and 2 (No).
(Problematic for logistic analysis)

So I used the command: recode var39 2=0   (This command changes all my
values (2) in the variable39 to 0. But while executing the command, it
changes my label too and dsiplay 0. So again I use :

label define var39 0 "No" 1 "Yes"

It does not change the label in the data from zero to No. In all my
analysis it shows Yes as Yes but No to 2. What I want is to code it as
zero but label it as No.
(var39 is my variable having two options: Yes(1) or No (2))

I am not sure whether I have articulated the problem well.

Thank you for your time.
With regards
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