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Re: st: Computing proportions within generated reference groups


From   Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Computing proportions within generated reference groups
Date   Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:07:45 +0200

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Namrata Chindarkar wrote:
> For instance, for the income variable, I want to compute the
> proportion of individuals that have income greater than income of
> individual "i" in each reference group. As an example if group1 has 5
> individuals with incomes 30, 20, 10, 60, and 70 respectively, I want
> to be able to get values 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 0.2, and 0 respectively.

See -help cumul- and this example:

*------------ begin example -----------
clear
input income
30
20
10
60
70
end

cumul income, gen(p)
replace p = 1-p
list
*----------- end example -------------
(For more on examples I sent to the Statalist see:
http://www.maartenbuis.nl/example_faq )

Hope this helps,
Maarten
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Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany


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