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Re: st: RE: finding a value from a distribution based on percentile


From   Shuaizhang Feng <fengsz@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: finding a value from a distribution based on percentile
Date   Mon, 19 Mar 2007 03:04:01 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks for your reply.

But suppose the percentiles I want are different for
each obs. Can I do this?

For example, let y be the variable and x is the
percentile I want.

Can I use "centile y, centile(x)" or something like
that?

Thanks.

Shuaizhang


--- Maarten Buis <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl> wrote:

> --- Shuaizhang Feng wrote:
> > 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?
> 
> This example below shows that 45th percentile of
> weight 
> is 2830 lbs.
> *-------- begin example ---------
> sysuse auto, clear
> centile weight, centile(45)
> *-------- end example -----------
> (For more on how to use examples I sent to the
> Statalist, see 
> http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/stata/exampleFAQ.html )
> 
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
> 
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