Re: st: AW: Area under a percentile point

 From Jeph Herrin To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: AW: Area under a percentile point Date Tue, 03 Feb 2009 09:55:47 -0500

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What you want is a bit strange, but here is how I would do it:

sort myvar
keep if _n<0.75*_N

hope this helps,
Jeph

zeynep elitaş wrote:
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```Thanks for help, but this does not solve my problem.  As a simple
example, lets assume we have a data set containing five 6's and five
7's. so the sample size is 10. Now if I wanted to keep the data values
below the 75 th percentile, I would roughly have 7 observations
remaining. However, following your suggestion I end up keeping all the
observations.
Thanks
Zeynep Elitas

2009/2/3 Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>:
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Let`s keep those below the 75 percentile of generated normal deviates...

*************
clear*
set obs 1000
generate x=rnormal()
_pctile x, p(75)
keep if x<=r(r1)
*************

HTH
Martin

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Betreff: st: Area under a percentile point

I have a simple question which I do not have the answer for. Is there
a way to tell Stata to keep the data under a certain percentile point
and drop the rest?  This is important since in my data a percentile
point has often the same value as the ones below and over it.

Thanks
Zeynep Elitaş

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