[R] Recoding a variable

From: Spencer <zhuge99_at_u.washington.edu>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 11:57:26 -0700


Hi All,

I'm relatively new to R. I have a variable, "internet use," which ranges from "Almost everyday, "Several times a week," "Several times a month," "Seldom," "Never," and "Don't know." I want to recode this data into a new variable, say "use.internet," such that I have a dichotomous variable indicating simply whether or not they have access to the internet. Hence, I want to make "Never" and "Don't know" equal to 0, everything else 1. I thought about doing an if...then statement, but am not sure how to do this in R. This is easy to do in SPSS.

A sample of the existing array is the following:

Seldom
Several times a week
Several times a month
Never

Never                
Never               

Seldom
Several times a week
Never               
Never               
Almost everyday      

Never

And the ideal new variable:

1
1
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
0

Any help would be great!

-- 
Spencer Cohen
PhD Student
Department of Geography
University of Washington
Email: zhuge99_at_u.washington.edu
Website: staff.washington.edu/zhuge99


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