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# RE: st: Sums and means for each decile

 From Charles Vellutini To "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" Subject RE: st: Sums and means for each decile Date Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:24:15 +0000

```Thanks Nick and sorry for the lack of clarity.

-decile- does not exist, I meant -centile-, my mistake.

What I want are sums and means of the same variable that was used to determine the percentiles -- but now that you mention it, it would nice to have that on other variables too!

Thanks,
Charles

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De : owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] De la part de Nick Cox
Envoyé : jeudi 11 octobre 2012 17:15
À : statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Objet : Re: st: Sums and means for each decile

What's -decile-?

You're right about -pctile-. But what do you want?

sums, means of some variable y in classes determined by selected percentiles of another variable x?

sums, means of a variable x in classes determined by selected percentiles of the same variable x?

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM, Charles Vellutini <charles.vellutini@ecopa.com> wrote:

> I have looked at -decile- and -pctile- but neither provides the sums and means of each decile/percentile (only the cutoffs), if I am not mistaken.
>
> One could of course recover the cutoffs from -decile- and program this by hand. There is also the excellent -glcurve- available from SSC but this produces graphs; it creates variables that, yes, could also be used to compute the sums I suppose.
>
> But I thought that someone surely programmed this already?
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