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Re: st: interval variable to rank variable


From   Eva Poen <eva.poen@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: interval variable to rank variable
Date   Fri, 17 Apr 2009 21:59:28 +0100

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Alexey,

what you want is not technically a rank. -egen, rank- will give you
ranks, taking all observations into account, and resolving ties. What
you want can be done with -egen- also:

sort v1
egen rank = group(v1)


Hope this helps,
Eva



2009/4/17 Alexey Bessudnov <bessudnov@googlemail.com>:
> Dear all,
>
> I have an interval variable v1 with values 1,1,15,15, 47, 47, etc. and I
> want to recode it into a rank variable v2 so that 1=1, 15=2, 47=3, etc. Is
> there any simple way to do this automatically? I have tried -egen rank,
> track-, but it returns v3.
>
>    +------------+
>    | v1  v2  v3 |
>    |------------|
>  1. | 1   1   1  |
>  2. | 1   1   1  |
>  3. | 15  2   3  |   4. | 15  2   3  |   5. | 47  3   5  |   6. | 47  3   5
>  |
>    +------------+
>
> Many thanks!
>
> Alexey Bessudnov
> DPhil student in sociology
> St.Antony's College, Oxford University
>

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