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Reducing 3-dimensional to 2-dimensional data

SOFA statistics is free, easy to learn and provides all basic functions that you usually need. Today, however, I came across a problem when trying to recode the data. I checked their help Wiki but couldn’t find the answer. So I tried to figure out my own way and post it below. Here is the problem: The data comes from a questionnaire where people entered their language skills. Obviously, each individual can give more than one answers if they know more than one language. I therefore ended up with a table like this: ID languages 1 A, B, C 2 C 3 C, D 4 A, C, D „ID“ stands for the individual persons (each with a unique number) and the capital letters are each one language. If I enter this date into SOFA, it interprets all selected languages for each person as one string: „A, B, C“ is treated as one language, „C“ as another one, „C, D“ as the third language, and „A, C, D“ as the fourth. Of course, the software doesn’t …