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st: Re: collapse


From   Friedrich Huebler <huebler@rocketmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: collapse
Date   Mon, 23 Feb 2004 13:16:10 -0800 (PST)

--- "de la Garza, Adrian" <ADelagarza@imf.org> wrote:
> Dear Stata friends,
> 
> I am trying to collapse some variables using the MODE as my
> descriptive statistic, but I see that -collapse- doesn't allow
> this. Any thoughts?
> 
> Thank you.
> Adrian

Adrian,

You can generate the mode before you -collapse- the data.

. sysuse auto
. egen mpgmode = mode(mpg), by(foreign)
. collapse mpgmode, by(foreign)

Friedrich Huebler

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