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st: RE: assign a mean/median a value to a new variable


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: assign a mean/median a value to a new variable
Date   Wed, 5 Nov 2008 20:59:00 -0000

You're correct. It does not work. Why do you think it should? Just
guessing at what you think the syntax might be is not a good strategy.  

summarize Y, meanonly 
gen X = r(mean) 

is one way to do it. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Shuaizhang Feng

Suppose I have a data set that only contains one variable Y. and I want
to add a variable x that equals the mean (or median) of Y for all
observations. How do I do that?  Apparantly x=mean(Y) doesn't seem to
work. 


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