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st: generating categorical variables

From   Lindsey Jeanne Leininger <>
Subject   st: generating categorical variables
Date   Tue, 12 Aug 2003 18:40:18 -0500

I apologize for posting a basic question.

I am trying to generate a categorical variable from a continuous variable. I 
would like the category endpoints to be the 25% percentile, the 50% percentile, 
the 75% percentile, and the 100% percentile. 

I can do this interactively by typing tabstat var, stats(p25, p50, p75, max) 
and then using the gen command to manually enter what the tabstat command 
output. However, I would like to automate the process. Does anyone know the 
code for this?

Any help would be much appreciated!!

-Lindsey Leininger
Lindsey Jeanne Leininger
Ph.D. student
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies

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