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st: Re: calculating group means


From   "Marcela Perticara" <mperticara@uahurtado.cl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: calculating group means
Date   Thu, 25 Jul 2002 18:04:05 -0400

check the egen package, specifically the mean function
and use it with the by command.
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sort hh_id /*hoursehold identifier*/
by hh_id: gen newvar=mean(x2)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gayatri Koolwal" <gbk5@cornell.edu>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 4:40 PM
Subject: st: calculating group means


> Hello,
>
> I have a data set of individuals who belong to different households, each
> with a value of a variable x2.  For each household, I would like to create
> a new variable that is the mean of x2 for the individuals in that
> household.  Would anyone be able to help me with the procedure for
> this?  Do I need to collapse the data set first somehow?
>
> Thank you very much!
>
> Gayatri Koolwal.
>
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