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Re: st: RE: expanding on -egen rowmin()-


From   "Augusto Cadenas" <aug.cadenas@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: expanding on -egen rowmin()-
Date   Wed, 22 Oct 2008 23:09:44 -0400

Thank you, Nick and Martin, for your helpful replies.

AC

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> This problem arises a lot, and has been discussed frequently on the list, but -egen- is not the right keyword to search on.
>
> Search the archives using -rowsort- and -sortrows- as key words.
>
> Or doing it in Mata by using -egen, rowmedian()- from -egenmore- on SSC as a starting-point.
>
> Also, if you want this, you might consider -reshape-, -generate- and -reshape- as a sequence.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Augusto Cadenas
>
> I wanted to go beyond the command -egen rowmin(/varlist/)- and create
> a new variable containing the second-smallest value in /varlist/,
> another one with the third-smallest and so one. Could anyone suggest
> me a way to do this? I searched among the extensions of egen, but I
> could not find anything suitable.
>
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