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Date:         Mon, 19 Sep 2005 10:17:00 +0200
Reply-To:     Agustin Diaz <>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Agustin Diaz <>
Subject:      a little question
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Hi listers, how are you?

I have a real problem this Monday (fucks Mondays ;).

I should to do many visual recode. Do you know some script or spss code to do this?

The code should to do something like this.

- Calculate percentiles of one variable "Var1".

- Create a new variable "Var1rec" where the first value is the range (0 to P20), the second (P20 to P40).

I try the code below but I don't know how to pass the percentiles' values to the second instruction.



/TABLE var1 [PTILE 20, PTILE 40, PTILE 60, PTILE 80, PTILE 99].


( LO THRU PTILE 20=1 )

( LO THRU PTILE 40=2 )

( LO THRU PTILE 60=3 )

( LO THRU PTILE 80=4 )

( LO THRU PTILE 99=5 ) INTO var1rec.

Thank you

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