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Date:   Mon, 27 Mar 2000 10:47:45 +0200
Reply-To:   Stefano Perlusz <>
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From:   Stefano Perlusz <perlusz@IPROD.AUC.DK>
Subject:   syntax commands
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Dear members,

I've a problem to solve about COMPUTE into a new variabe, and I'm not able to solve it by myself.

I have 2 variables: - CATEGORY is nominal (1 to 9), it represents the category or type of respondent. So, it creates 9 groups in my sample. - SECONDS is continuos (>0), represents the time spent to solve a test.

I want to create a dummy variable: - SPEED: it should take 0 for slow respondents and 1 for fast respondents. Slow respondents are defined as, for each CATEGORY, the first half of the respective group (that is, the 50% slower respondents for that group). Fast respondents are the others.

What would be the syntax command?

Any help is very much appreciated!

Stefano Perlusz

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