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Re: st: Data manipulation


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Data manipulation
Date   Wed, 23 Jul 2008 10:57:22 -0400

local x=500
tempvar dist
gen `dist'=abs(`x'-inc)
sum `dist'
sum inc if `dist'=r(min)

Regards, S.R.


On 7/23/08, Ana R. Rios <arorigal@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Stata users,
>
> I would like to obtain the incpc that is closest to x value.  For example, if x=500 the incpc will be 360.
>
> househol        incpc   obs
> 37620   228.22  1
> 33013   323.75  2
> 19319   360     3
> 6211    750     4
> 31814   813.75  5
> 28820   982.6588        6
> 17905   993.0207        7
> 10022   1122.5  8
> 5116    1145.833        9
> 7521    1151.435        10
> 6105    1193.125        11
> 32410   1274.714        12
> 5218    1278    13
> 9920    1278    14
> 36517   1328.5  15
> 9614    1375    16
> 6203    1395    17
> 6213    1448.333        18
> 7206    1460    19
> 32414   1470    20
>
> I would appreciate any help.
>
> Thanks for your time.
>
> Ana Rios
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