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st: Continous to categorical variable


From   "Mentzakis, Emmanouil" <e.mentzakis@abdn.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Continous to categorical variable
Date   Wed, 21 Feb 2007 16:42:27 -0000

Dear all, 

I have a continous variable (i.e. income) and I would like to transform
it into a categorical one (e.g 5 categories/levels or more). 

I would like to ask if there is any way that I can ask stata to create
this variable deciding the appropriate cut-off points automatically so
that the categories follow aproximately a normal distrubution or they
are of equal size.

Thank you in advance 

Regards
Manos 

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