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Re: st: question on xtile using cutpoints


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: question on xtile using cutpoints
Date   Wed, 22 Oct 2008 17:05:25 +0100 (BST)

--- Sharon Kane <spkane@uga.edu> wrote:
> This is the basic technique I am using:
> 
> xtile [new varname] = [var containing the numbers I want separated
> into quintiles], cut[benchmark figure quintiles]
> 
> Using this technique (and many variations of it), I can't use nq(5)
> to identify how many cutpoints.  Any suggestions?  Is there a better
> way?

If you specify the cutpoints you can't specify the number of groups, as
this number is already defined by your data and the cutpoints.

Hope this helps,
Maarten


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