Modifying Data Values
The data you start with may not always be organized in the most useful manner for your analysis or reporting needs. For example, you may want to:
- Create a categorical variable from a scale variable.
- Combine several response categories into a single category.
- Create a new variable that is the computed difference between two existing variables.
- Calculate the length of time between two dates.
This chapter uses the data file demo.sav. See the topic Sample Files for more information.