I was looking through some syntax that is used to code for a variable
(1=yes, 2=No) based on whether a certain value appears in any one of 25
variables. Presently the code looks like this:
compute newvar = 0.
if (bd1 >=200) & (bd1 <=299) newvar = 1.
if (bd2 >=200) & (bd2 <=299) newvar = 1.
if (bd3 >=200) & (bd3 <=299) newvar = 1.
if (bd24 >=200) & (bd24 <=299) newvar = 1.
if (bd25 >=200) & (bd25 <=299) newvar = 1.
Needless to say this is extremely cumbersome. Since I was modifying the
syntax file for some other analysis, I thought I might as well streamline
this part a bit too. What I came up with was:
DO REPEAT a=bd1 TO bd25.
DO IF (a>=200) & (a <=299).
This little bit of code works fine. I wanted to know if there is some
other way of doing the same thing - a simpler, easier, neater way than the
DO REPEAT statements? I know that the ANY(varname, value1, value2,
value3) code looks for different values within the same variable, but is
there a way of looking at the same value (or a set of values) in different
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