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Re: st: How to drop some Observation in Stata, if they are out of range?


From   bumbuminc <bumbuminc@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How to drop some Observation in Stata, if they are out of range?
Date   Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:03:13 +0200

Sorry for the trouble i have caused.
Problem solved

i have two solutions for my problem:

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_pctile earnings, p(2.5 97.5)
 drop if earnings <r(r1) | earnings >r(r2)
*************************************

and

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sysuse auto, clear
centile price, centile(2.5)
local min = r(c_1)
centile price, centile(97.5)
local max = r(c_1)
gen restrictedprice = price if(price > `min' & price < `max')
*************************************************

Thank you for the help (Maarten, Neil and Martin)

2008/9/23, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>:
> You are welcome :-) Seems bumbuminc contacted the three of us (Maarten, Neil
> and me) off the list which is very bad practice as it promotes duplication
> of effort and prevents the rest of world from enjoying our collective wisdom
> :-)
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Neil Shephard
> Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 11:21 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: How to drop some Observation in Stata, if they are out of
> range?
>
> Martin Weiss wrote:
>> In a similar vein, but shorter:
>> ***********
>> _pctile earnings, p(2.5 97.5)
>> drop if earnings <r(r1) | earnings >r(r2)
>> ***********
>>
> Certainly useful to me, cheers for the pointer on -_pctile-
>
> Neil
>
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