All possible combinations

EconSean

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Greetings all,

I have 5 unique states, call them A through E. Each respondent in the dataset can be in one or more states, including in all or in none. Being in a state is recorded as 1, and not being in the state is a 0.

I am trying to get at a list of all possible combinations of states. That is:

In A through E;
In A, but not in B through E;
In A and B, but not in C through E;
In B, D and E, but not in A or C;
In E, but not in A through D;
Not In A through E;
And so on.

Can anyone see a quick way to automate this to provide a listing of all the possible groupings?

I think that is would be sufficient if I could just get strings of 0's and 1's, such as

11111 - (i.e. In A through E);
00001 - (i.e. In E, but not in A through D);
10010 - (i.e. In A and D, but not in B, C, or E);
00000 - (i.e. Not in A through E).

My apologies if this isn't clear enough.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Kind Regards,

Sean
 

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Seti

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In a blank column enter the numbers 0 to 31 sequentially down the column (assume you start in T1. Then T1 contains 0, T2 contains 1, etc.

In column S put =DEC2BIN(T1,5) and copy down.

This is in the analysis tool pak add-in.
 

EconSean

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Seti,

Thanks for the reply, that looks to have worked perfectly.

Juan Pablo, thanks for your time with this as well.

Regards,

Sean
 

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