Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 11:17:49 +0000
Reply-To: Paul Mcgeoghan <Mcgeoghan@Cardiff.ac.uk>
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From: Paul Mcgeoghan <Mcgeoghan@Cardiff.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: string function
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Figured it out in the meantime along similar lines.
Yeah, I know, been studying stats too long, applying it my social life now :).
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>>> "R. Allan Reese" <R.A.Reese@gri.hull.ac.uk> 13/12/2002 11:14:11 >>>
On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, Paul Mcgeoghan wrote:
> I have data in a column read from a CSV file such as:
> for the first 10 observations.
> How can I separate this into 3 different variables such as Choice1, Choice2,
> Choice3 or even better a variable Pubs, Nightclubs and Taxis which would be
> Yes/No for each?
Read your data as one string variable, called, say nightout, then:
if (index(nightout,"Pubs") ne 0) pubs=1.
or, more concisely but less easy to read:
compute pubs= index(nightout,Pubs) ne 0.
which returns true or false. For either, then
value labels pubs 1 "Yes" 0 "No".
same for clubs and taxis. But do you *have* to analyse your social life
in such detail?!
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