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st: Percentiles: Identify of smallest observation closet to percentilevalue


From   Rod Hunter <info@hunarch.com.au>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Percentiles: Identify of smallest observation closet to percentilevalue
Date   Sun, 02 Feb 2003 07:36:14 +1100

I would be grateful if a StataList member could tell me how I can efficiently indentify the observation that is the smallest observation closest to a percentile value? Similarly, how can I generate a new variable that is the smallest observation closest to the percentile?


Rod Hunter

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