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st: sort on month


From   qing ye <yeqing1013@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: sort on month
Date   Tue, 8 Sep 2009 14:16:40 +0100

hi,all
 I was trying to sort the dataset on one variable which indiates
months of the year.
strangly, month 10, 11 and 12 always comes ahead of month 2 and the
other months, anybody know why?

I have formated the variable to be integer, still does not work.

companyan            id                month
Bank of Bolton      20000         1
Bank of Bolton      20000        10
Bank of Bolton      20000        11
Bank of Bolton      20000        12
Bank of Bolton      20000         2
Bank of Bolton      20000         3
Bank of Bolton      20000         4

thanks
Q

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