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# st: RE: about centile and r(c_#)

 From "Martin Weiss" To Subject st: RE: about centile and r(c_#) Date Wed, 7 Apr 2010 19:30:39 +0200

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The answer is in the -return list- provided following -ret li-:

. ret li

scalars:
r(n_cent) =  2
r(N) =  74
r(ub_2) =  6232.006871602771
r(lb_2) =  4912.708093501433
r(c_2) =  5705
r(ub_1) =  4679.134062873679
r(lb_1) =  4110.565083233664
r(c_1) =  4424.5

Stata counts from 1, instead of labelling with the centile requested...

HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of G. Dai
Sent: Mittwoch, 7. April 2010 19:27
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: about centile and r(c_#)

hi all,

I'm lit bit confused by centile. for example
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.clear
.sysuse auto

. centile price, c(30   60)

-- Binom. Interp. --
Variable |     Obs  Percentile      Centile        [95% Conf. Interval]
-------------+-------------------------------------------------------------
price |      74         30        4424.5        4110.565    4679.134
|                 60          5705        4912.708    6232.007

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then I want to know the values of centiles, say

*****************************
. di r(c_30)
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I get missing values.

while

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. di \$S_7
4424.5
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so, why r(c_30) doesn't work and why \$S_7 works?

thanks,

Guang
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