Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 08:50:29 -0700
Reply-To: Dennis Deck <DDeck@rmccorp.com>
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From: Dennis Deck <DDeck@rmccorp.com>
Subject: Re: Loops
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From your brief description the simplest way would be:
COMPUTE GenAge = Gender*10 + Age .
This creates a combined variable with values 11, 12, 21, 22.
(Note that your example suggests that age is categorical [1=1 to 14,
2=15 to 17].)
Only downside is that there are gaps in the values.
Dennis Deck, PhD
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From: Khaleel Hussaini [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 4:51 PM
I have a simple query that requires me to go through 22 statements
to create a new variable. Here is where I need help.
Age (11 categories) and Gender (2 categories). I want to have a new
variable called Gen_Age which combines information from these two
(1 to 14), Males (1 to 14), Females (15 to 17) Males (15 to 17) etc. Can
we use a vector and/or a loop function to create new variable with 22
categories? Mind you I don't want dummy variables. Best, SKH.
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