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Re: st: generating categorical variables


From   Lars Korsholm <korsholm@isd.sdu.dk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: generating categorical variables
Date   Wed, 13 Aug 2003 11:59:22 +0200 (MEST)

Dear Lindsey

tjeck out 
recode and autocode (under functions)
and the command xtile


you could allso write a script using the locals after tabstat
if you know what locals are.

Kind reagards
Lars




On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Lindsey Jeanne Leininger wrote:

> 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
> leiningr@uchicago.edu
> 
> 
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