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st:Help on egen mean variable by state and industry

From   prakash singh <>
To   statalist <>
Subject   st:Help on egen mean variable by state and industry
Date   Sun, 9 Oct 2011 16:50:23 +0530

Hello all

I am working with a polled cross section data of firm from different
states of India on STATA 10. I want to generate a variable sales_m
where sales_m is mean sale of firms in a industry within a state. Now
I use this command

egen sales_m = mean(sales), by (state industry)

Now I have this boubt that, am I writing the syntex correctly or not
to creat the variable correctly.

Please help

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