Re: [R] Recoding a variable

From: Stephan Kolassa <Stephan.Kolassa_at_gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 21:32:06 +0200

internet.use[internet.use=="Never" | internet.use=="Don't know"] <- 0 internet.use[internet.use!=0] <- 1

HTH,
Stephan

Spencer schrieb:
> 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!
>
>
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