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Re: st: copy value within group


From   frakt@bu.edu
To   Tim Wade <wadetj@gmail.com>
Subject   Re: st: copy value within group
Date   Mon, 23 Oct 2006 09:56:48 -0400

Tim Wade suggested

. qui bysort id (x): replace x=x[1]
Thanks Tim. This is indeed better and it hadn't occured to me probably because I tend to not remember what order -sort- puts things in and so I try not to rely on the specific order (ascending or descending) if I can avoid it. (I know I can just look it up or experiment, and I do when needed.) Nevertheless, I think I will adopt this approach since it is one line long and clearer. Thanks.

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