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RE: st: Deciles and Stata


From   "louis boakye-yiadom" <louisby@hotmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, statalist-digest@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: Deciles and Stata
Date   Mon, 22 Aug 2005 12:38:44 +0000

xtile NewVar = X, nq(10)

Louis


I'm looking for help with a problem with stata and deciles.
I want to insert a new variable (NewVar) which is based on another variable
(X) deciles/quartiles.
Here goes an example of my problem:
Ex. for the quartiles case (just for the sake of exposition, since I need
deciles...), I would like to be able to generate the NewVar variable based
on the quantiles of X's observations:

  	X		NewVar
  	1		1
  	6		2
  	2		1
  	4		2
  	3		1
  	5		2
  	12		4
  	9		3
  	8		3
  	10		4
  	11		4
  	7		3

Is there a function or a way of doing this automatically? I've searched the
help files but found no solution to this problem...

Cheers,

Nuno

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