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st: Re: percentile Q asked by

From   "Austin Nichols" <>
Subject   st: Re: percentile Q asked by
Date   Thu, 16 Nov 2006 13:49:42 -0500

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You may be looking for -egen- subcommand cut() or the -egenmore-
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On 11/16/06, Visintainer, Paul <> wrote:
Does anyone recall a command (similar to xtile or pctile) that creates a
new variable from an existing one, where the cutpoints are specific
percentages of the distribution?  (e.g., three groups created by
breaking the distribution at 37%, 62%, and 100%)
Paul F. Visintainer, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Public Health
New York Medical College
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