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Re: st: interval variable to rank variable


From   Alexey Bessudnov <bessudnov@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: interval variable to rank variable
Date   Fri, 17 Apr 2009 23:14:54 +0100

Austin, Eva - many thanks for both solutions.

Alexey


Austin Nichols wrote:
See
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/stat/pcrank.html
and try:

clear
input x wanted
 1   1
 1   1
 15  2
 15  2
 47  3
 47  3
end
g long obs=_n
sort x
g long noskip=sum(x!=x[_n-1]) if x<.
sort obs
list, noo clean

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 4:41 PM, Alexey Bessudnov
<bessudnov@googlemail.com> wrote:
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.

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