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st: finding a value from a distribution based on percentile


From   Shuaizhang Feng <fengsz@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: finding a value from a distribution based on percentile
Date   Mon, 19 Mar 2007 02:03:12 -0700 (PDT)

Dear all:

Is there an easy way to find a value corresponding to
any given percentile in stata?

suppose y is the variable that I am interested, how do
i find the 45th percentile of the distribution of y? I
know you can calculate the percentiles for y using
"centile", but how do you go the other way?

Many Thanks.

Shuaizhang


 
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