```Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 13:21:08 -0500 Reply-To: Christine Roman Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" From: Christine Roman Subject: Re: Creating an Ordinal Variable Comments: To: Suzanne McCoy In-Reply-To: <4B7D94293459DE418D902EFAF874C4A7085E585428@STPPEX.catmktg.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 It is an ordinal variable so yes Suzzane I am looking for for 1 = 50-53, 2 = 54-57 etc. On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 1:12 PM, Suzanne McCoy < Suzanne.McCoy@catalinamarketing.com> wrote: > Christina, > > Are you wanting something like what Mark has below or are you looking for 1 > = 50-53, 2 = 54-57 etc.? > > Suzanne > > -----Original Message----- > From: Keintz, H. Mark [mailto:mkeintz@wharton.upenn.edu] > Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:09 PM > To: Suzanne McCoy; SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: RE: Creating an Ordinal Variable > > Suzanne: > > It's not exactly ordinal as I understand the concept (where the "distance" > between successively scores is not constant). After all, you're just > rounding down to a 4-pound value, and then dividing by 4. > > It's more of a step function, no? > > new = floor((old-50)/4) + 1; > > > regards, > Mark Keintz > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of > > Suzanne McCoy > > Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:33 PM > > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > > Subject: Re: Creating an Ordinal Variable > > > > This would be a good use of a user defined format for the ranges. > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of > > Christina Morales > > Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:19 PM > > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > > Subject: Creating an Ordinal Variable > > > > Hello, > > > > I am trying to create an ordinal variable out of a continuous variable > > that > > measures weight. I want to create a variable that is increments of 4 > > for this > > weight variable. So the min weight is 50 and the max weight is 250 so I > > want > > to create a variable with values from 1-50 that represent the weight in > > increments of 4. So 1 = 50pounds to 53 pounds, etc. > > > > Any help will be appreciated. > ```

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