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Re: st: saving values from _pctile


From   "Dev Vencappa" <lexdvv@nottingham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: saving values from _pctile
Date   Sun, 01 Feb 2004 18:11:42 +0000

I am trying to find the 65th percentile of a variable called relemp using the _pctile and the centile command. Bu they seem to be giving different results. I am not sure if I am wrongly interpreting the function of these two different commands. I typed:

centile relemp if year==1984, centile(65)

and then

_pctile relemp, pc(65)
gen X=r(r1)

The reason I am using the second command is because I have a big panel and wish to obtain the 65th percentile for each year of the panel, save them in a new variable and use them later on. I will write a loop for that eventually but want to make sure why X is different from the result displayed in the centile command.

Can someone enlighten me please?

Many thanks in advance

Dev





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