Creating New Variables????

Discussion in 'SPSS' started by Allen, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Allen

    Allen Guest

    numeric var_per_1 to var_per_15 (f2.1).

    vector A=phyabuse_sum to housing_sum.

    vector B=var_per_1 to var_per_15.

    loop #C=1 to 15.

    if(A(#C) gt 0)B(#C)=(A(#C)/NumberOfChildren)*100.

    end loop.


    I can't find a solution in the FM for this, hence this post. I have
    15 consecutive fields\variables as represented by vector A and I am
    simply generating a simple percent associated with each of the 15
    variables by dividing by the field\variable "NumberOfChildren". Each
    compute will result in a percentage so I created a range of 15
    variables to capture the percents but currently the percents are
    generic. Is there a short way to create the 15 variables representing
    the percentages which aren't generic, e.g., phyabuse_sum_percent
    rather than var_per_1? In other words I'd like the vector B variable
    names to be connected with the vector A field names, short of typing
    out 15 field names.
    Allen, Nov 14, 2011
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