# Re: st: RE: intervals of equal width

 From Enzo Coviello To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: RE: intervals of equal width Date Thu, 18 Nov 2004 15:41:00 +0100

```At 10.21 18/11/04 +0000, you wrote:
```
```I can think of dumb ways to do this. Put
the numlist in a variable, calculate
the differences and look at the summary
statistics using -summarize-.

Alternatively do it directly. This
code (1) assumes an ordered numlist,
minimum first (2) is not tested much.

tokenize "`numlist'"
local nn : word count `numlist'
local max = 0
local min = .
forval i = 2/`nn' {
local j = `i' - 1
local diff = ``i'' - ``j''
local min = min(`diff',`min')
local max = max(`diff',`max')
}
di "`min' `max'"
```
```Many thanks Prof Cox, particularly for your "direct" advice.
Actually I thought that a simpler solution would be possible.

Anyway it looks effective. I will adopt it.
Thanks again.

Enzo

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