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Re: st: Re: sum() returns different results every time, why?


From   Johanna Jiménez <johannajimenezstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: sum() returns different results every time, why?
Date   Sun, 2 Aug 2009 18:58:37 -0400

Thanks!

sort var, stable, was the perfect solution!

Johanna


On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 7:21 AM, Kit Baum<kitbaum@me.com> wrote:
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> This is a well-known phenomenon arising as Tim suggests. I believe you can
> fix it by using the stable option on -sort-.
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> Kit
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> On Aug 2, 2009, at 02:33 , Tim wrote:
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>> My guess is decil and rincome do not uniquely identify the observations.
>> In that case your sort order will not necessarily be the same, so you
>> will be accumulating parting_exp in a different order each time.
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