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Re: st: sort


From   Sergio Correia <sergio.correia@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: sort
Date   Tue, 28 Jun 2005 16:31:30 -0500

I'm wondering if there is an elegant way to do this.. w/out having to
save yor current dta file, and wasting cpu time in using / merging one
time for each variable.

"sort" is built-in so it cannot be modified; but is there any
programmer command that can do this?

6/28/05, Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@nd.edu> wrote:
> 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...
> >thanks,
> >Florence
> 
> 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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