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From   "Kieran McCaul" <Kieran.McCaul@uwa.edu.au>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Is there a command similar to "bys" if I want to gsort the variables?
Date   Fri, 4 Dec 2009 05:05:13 +0800

...

Is this what you want?


input year area
2000 1
2000 1
2000 2
2000 2
2001 1
2001 2
2001 3
2001 3
2001 3
2001 4
2002 2
2002 2
2002 4
2003 3
2003 3
2003 6
2003 6
end


gsort year -area, gen(order)
list
d, short

by order:gen num=_n
list

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

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?

Thank you for any help!

Best regards,

Rose
 

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