I am trying to merge the "independent" and "something else" categories into one category. and when I used this code SAS exclude them from the analysis
here is the code that I use
"if (POLITIC in (2,4) ) then POLITIC = 'Independent and others';
Any suggestions on how to merge those two categories into one?
If variable POLITIC in (2,4) it must be numeric, and you cannot then assign a character string to the variable POLITIC. SAS will not allow this. A better solution (assuming POLITIC is numeric) is the following:
value politicf 1='Martian' 2,4='Independent and others' 3='Vulcan' 5='Klingon';
and then assign the format POLITICF to your variable in a procedure or in a data step
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