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"Impavido, Gregorio" <GImpavido@imf.org> |

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"statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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st: RE: RE: -encode- with predetermined sorting |

Date |
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:08:47 -0400 |

Nick, I found it! (after more web searching): * begin sort a gen c = _n forvalues i=1/4 { label define lblname `i' "`: di b[`i']'", add } label values c lblname * end Can be simply done by: -egen c = axis(a), label(b)- Congratulations! The missing -sort()- option for -encode-. Gregorio -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox Sent: Friday, June 08, 2012 6:27 AM To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu' Subject: st: RE: -encode- with predetermined sorting 1. The value labels for an idiosyncratic -encode- need to exist in advance. Idiosyncratic just means here an encoding that -encode- would not produce by default. 2. In your case you could define them with a single command line, which would be quicker to type and to execute than your code. I am guessing that your question is more about the first than the second. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Impavido, Gregorio I have the following dataset: . list +--------+ | a b | |--------| 1. | 10 a | 2. | 40 b | 3. | 30 c | 4. | 20 d | +--------+ If I encode b and generate c, I get: . list *, nolabel +-------------+ | a b c | |-------------| 1. | 10 a 1 | 2. | 40 b 2 | 3. | 30 c 3 | 4. | 20 d 4 | +-------------+ Now, I want to have a different sort order for c, say as a function of a: . list *, nolabel +-------------+ | a b c | |-------------| 1. | 10 a 1 | 2. | 40 b 4 | 3. | 30 c 3 | 4. | 20 d 2 | +-------------+ Is there a more rapid way than the following to obtain what I want? sort a gen c = _n forvalues i=1/4 { label define lblname `i' "`: di b[`i']'", add } label values c lblname * * 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/ * * 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/

**References**:**st: -encode- with predetermined sorting***From:*"Impavido, Gregorio" <GImpavido@imf.org>

**st: RE: -encode- with predetermined sorting***From:*Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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