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st: obs no of max value

From   "Ashim Kapoor" <>
Subject   st: obs no of max value
Date   Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:45:40 +0530

Hello everyone,

Suppose I have a variable  " Age". I wish to find out at which
observation does age have a max at. One way to do this is to write a
while loop. I think that's horrid.

I guess I could do  : -

egen mAge=max(Age)

gen index=_n if Age==mAge

But this puts the right value of _n only in ONE observation. I can
play around with 0's and use egen total to get this in ALL
observations  , but I was wondering if anyone knew a DIRECT way of
doing this in one go.

Thank you,
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