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st: RE: Counting duplicates and assigning unique values


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Counting duplicates and assigning unique values
Date   Fri, 21 Sep 2007 21:35:29 +0100

Perhaps I am missing some clue, but I am in a total
fog here about what you are trying to plot and how. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

kdpapay@ucalgary.ca
 
> I would like to count and plot the number of patients 
> addmitted to each
> hospital, sorted by volume group.  Patients (variable name 
> key, n=31818
> observations) are assigned a numbered ID ranging from 20000-40000. 
> Hospitals (variable name hospid, n=2000) are also assigned a 
> numbered ID
> ranging from 2000-5000.  Each hospid likely has many key observations
> associated with it.  But when I plot it the program plots it 
> based on the
> numbered ID, instead of a unique values ie. 1-2000.  Any 
> thoughts on what
> commands to use and how to plot this?

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