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Re: st: xtile command; Stata 10


From   David Muller <davidmull@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: xtile command; Stata 10
Date   Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:18:32 +1000

Chances are your original variable contains many ties.

Cheers,
David

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 12:08 AM, pouya_e <pouya_e@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I cannot find out why the xtile command in Stata does not give me
> approximately equal number of observations for each quantile :
>
>
> . xtile quintileDSO=DSO, n(5)
>
> .
> . ta quintileDSO
>
> 5 quantiles |
>     of DSO |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
> ------------+-----------------------------------
>          1 |        427       21.58       21.58
>          2 |        401       20.26       41.84
>          3 |        385       19.45       61.29
>          4 |        455       22.99       84.28
>          5 |        311       15.72      100.00
> ------------+-----------------------------------
>      Total |      1,979      100.00
>
> .
>
>
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