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RE: st: sort


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: sort
Date   Wed, 29 Jun 2005 17:48:08 +0100

Quite so. Thanks, 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Richard Williams
 
> At 09:54 AM 6/29/2005 +0100, Nick Cox wrote:
> >The essence of Florence's problem is that two (or more) variables
> >be sorted together. How would this -egen- function be used
> >to achieve that?
> 
> Looks like you make repeated calls to the function, e.g.
> 
> . webuse auto
> (1978 Automobile Data)
> 
> . egen xprice = clsort(price)
> 
> . egen xmpg = clsort(mpg)
> 
> . list price xprice mpg xmpg in 1/5
> 
>       +-----------------------------+
>       | price   xprice   mpg   xmpg |
>       |-----------------------------|
>    1. | 4,099     3291    22     12 |
>    2. | 4,749     3299    17     12 |
>    3. | 3,799     3667    22     14 |
>    4. | 4,816     3748    20     14 |
>    5. | 7,827     3798    15     14 |
>       +-----------------------------+

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