Example of recoding ranges of numbers

A professor wants to recode numeric grade averages (from 0–100) to letter grades. The professor wants to recode all averages that are 90 and above to the letter A, averages that are at least 80, but less than 90 to the letter B, and so on.

  1. In the column name cell, type Average.
  2. Copy and paste, or type the following data into the Average column:
    90.1
    90.0
    89.9
    73.1
    95.3
    70.0
    68.5
    85.5
    80.0
    88.5
  3. Choose Data > Recode > To Text
  4. In Recode values in the following columns, enter Average.
  5. From Method, select Recode ranges of values.
  6. In the table, enter the following.
    Lower endpoint Upper endpoint Recoded value
    90 101 A
    80 90 B
    70 80 C
    60 70 D
    0 60 F
  7. From Endpoints to include, select Lower endpoint only.
  8. Click OK.

Results

The recoded values are in a new column of the worksheet.

C1 C2-T
Average Recoded Average
90.1 A
90.0 A
89.9 B
73.1 C
95.3 A
70.0 C
68.5 D
85.5 B
80.0 B
88.5 B
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