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Re: st: Decsending sort with stable option


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@nd.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Decsending sort with stable option
Date   Mon, 05 Apr 2004 08:16:17 -0500

At 05:04 AM 4/5/2004 -0500, Dick Campbell wrote:
I need to sort a file and preserve the order of tied cases
within the sort key. I can do this with
sort x, stable,
but I need to be in descending order. Gsort
will do this, but does not have the stable option. Can
anyone suggest how to do this?
Does this do what you want?

gen x2 = -x
sort x2, stable

Or maybe

gen id = _n
qsort -x id


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