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From |
Tirthankar Chakravarty <tirthankar.chakravarty@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Ranking observations of a variable across a set of variables |

Date |
Tue, 1 Nov 2011 22:02:32 -0700 |

You probably want Nick Cox's -rowranks- package, available from SSC: ***************************************** clear* input x1 x2 x3 x4 50 10 30 60 20 60 10 40 end ssc install rowranks rowranks x1-x4, generate(rank1-rank4) field li ***************************************** T On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 8:24 PM, Jennifer L. Milosch <milosch@umail.ucsb.edu> wrote: > Hello, > I am trying to find the rank of an observation of a variable across a set of > variables. My data looks something like this: > > x1|x2|x3|x4 > 50|10|30|60 > 20|60|10|40 > > I want to generate a variable for the rank of x1 compared to the values of > x1, x2, x3, and x4 for each observation in the data. I have tried using > > -bysort x1 x2 x3 x4: egen rank1=rank(x1)- > > but it is returning a variable of all ones, which is not correct. Using the > data above, I'm look for variables that are: > > rank1|rank2|rank3|rank4 > 2 |4 |3 |1 > 3 |1 |4 |2 > > Any help would be much appreciated. > > > -- > Jennifer L. Milosch > Ph.D. Candidate > Dept of Economics > UC Santa Barbara > > > > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > -- Tirthankar Chakravarty tchakravarty@ucsd.edu tirthankar.chakravarty@gmail.com * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: Ranking observations of a variable across a set of variables***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: Ranking observations of a variable across a set of variables***From:*"Jennifer L. Milosch" <milosch@umail.ucsb.edu>

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