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Re: st: Deciles and Stata


From   "Svend Juul" <SJ@SOCI.AU.DK>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Deciles and Stata
Date   Mon, 22 Aug 2005 20:43:28 +0200

Nuno wants to generate a new variable which is based on another variable (x) deciles/quartiles.
 
The easiest solution I know is to use egen's cut() function. Here it generates four groups of approximately the same size; they are numbered from 0 to 3:
  . egen newvar=cut(x) , group(4)
 
Svend
 
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