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Re: st: Quintiles

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Quintiles
Date   Wed, 8 Aug 2012 16:15:02 +0200

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 3:55 PM, Leonardo Jaime Gonzalez Allende wrote:
> I'm trying to divide a sample of households (expanded) into quintiles using the xtile command. I want to create 5 groups with the exactly same quantity of population, but using the xtitle command, the quantity of households in each quintil is very slightly different to 20% when the number of observations isn't exactly dividable by 5.
> Do you know any command to divide the population (sample expanded) into 5 groups of exactly same weight?

That is logically impossible.

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin

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