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Re: st: sort

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   Re: st: sort
Date   Tue, 28 Jun 2005 16:19:50 -0500

At 02:05 PM 6/28/2005 -0700, NEYMOTIN, FLORENCE wrote:
is there a way to sort just ONE variable without changing the rest of the dataset? i.e. I want to sort EACH variable seperately and leave the rest of the dataset the same...
This is one of those questions that makes you curious why somebody would want to do that (but then again I ask lots of questions like that)... How about something like

use dataset
keep sortvar
sort sortvar
ren sortvar sortedvar
merge using dataset

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