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Re: st: Is there a command similar to "bys" if I want to gsort the variables?


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Is there a command similar to "bys" if I want to gsort the variables?
Date   Thu, 3 Dec 2009 11:40:07 -0500

You might get better results with
g narea=-area
bys year (narea): g num=_n
describe, short

2009/12/3  <gjhxmu@sina.com>:
> Dear statalists,
>
> Is there a command similar to "bys" if I want to gsort the variables?
>
> For example,
>
> bys year (area): g num=_n
>
>
> However, I want to gsort the variable of area.
>
>
> I have tried as followings,
>
> gsort year -area
>
> by year: g num=_n
>
>
> Is there an easier way to do it just like -bys-?
>
>
> By the way, when I typed "d,short" after I typed "gsort year -area", the result was as followings,
>
> Contains data from study.dta
>  obs:           155
>  vars:             6                          5 Jun 2009 01:45
>  size:         3,875 (99.9% of memory free)
> Sorted by:  year
>
> Why the sorted variable did not contain area?
>

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