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st: Creating a variable that contains the 2nd, 3rd or 4th largest value in a row


From   "James Cross" <jcross@tcd.ie>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Creating a variable that contains the 2nd, 3rd or 4th largest value in a row
Date   Tue, 25 Nov 2008 16:31:48 +0000

Hi,

I am trying to create a variable that identifies the 2nd, 3rd or 4th
largest value in a row of variables. I can identify the largest value
suing the following command:

egen max= rowmax(varlist)

However I am not sure how to create a variable that identifies the
2nd, 3rd or 4th highest value.

Thanks,
James Cross
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