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RE: st: How to create a rank?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: How to create a rank?
Date   Mon, 3 Mar 2008 09:11:21 -0000

As mentioned in my earlier posting, this fixes the reversal but does the
wrong thing in the presence of ties. 

For ranks, use -egen, rank()-. It's as simple as that.

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

Jeremy Miles

How about :

gen revenue_reversed = revenue * -1
sort revenue_reversed
egen rank=group(revenue_reversed)

Song 

>  I am trying to create 'rank' based on total revenues. I used the
following
>  command:
>
>  sort revenue
>  egen rank=group(revenue)
>
>  The result is that the smallest revenue is 1 and the highest revenue
is 100,
>  for example. How can I reverse the rank? I want the highest revenue
to be
>  number '1'.

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