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Re: st:Help on egen mean variable by state and industry


From   prakash singh <prakashbhu@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st:Help on egen mean variable by state and industry
Date   Sun, 9 Oct 2011 18:02:33 +0530

Thanks a lot Nick.
One more question not related to the main query.

Though, I am subscribed to the statalist but I find defficulty in
posting my queries. Today also it bounced two times.

Any suggestion
thanks
Prakash

On 10/9/11, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Looks fine to me. The -by()- option is undocumented in recent versions
> of Stata, but works fine.
>
> For "STATA" read "Stata".
>
> Nick
>
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 12:20 PM, prakash singh <prakashbhu@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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.
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