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st: RE: Display


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Display
Date   Mon, 2 Oct 2006 11:05:13 +0100

See Tip 36 in the Stata Journal. 

SJ-6-3  dm0025  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Stata tip 36: Which observations?
        Q2/06   SJ 6(3):430--432                                 (no commands)
        tip for identifying which observations satisfy some
        specified condition

Apologies for the stupid typo therein, identified by Kit Baum within one hour
of on-line publication. 

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

Ronnie Babigumira
 
> Say I have data like this
> 
> hhid     salary   spending
> 1      19583       3346
> 2      20263       3114
> 3      20325       3554
> 4      26800       4642
> 5      29470       4669
> ...
> 
> Where hhid is household id. If I wanted to know the household 
> with the median salary, I could for example
> 
> qui sum salary, detail
> list hhid if salary == r(p50)
> 
> Is it possible to use the above information with -display- 
> (display "The household with median salary is ....") so I can get
> 
> The household with the median salary is 5

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