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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Sums and means for each decile |

Date |
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:42:04 +0100 |

This would be safer gen decile = 10 if !missing(age) On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 4:39 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > Here's one way to do it. I find this more direct -- and more flexible > -- than what the manual seems to imply you should do, but I could > easily be missing something. > > webuse nlswork, clear > _pctile age, p(10(10)90) > ret li > gen decile = 10 > qui forval i = 9(-1)1 { > replace decile = `i' if age < r(r`i') > } > tabstat age, by(decile) s(n sum mean) > > > On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 4:24 PM, Charles Vellutini > <charles.vellutini@ecopa.com> wrote: >> 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 >> >> -----Message d'origine----- >> 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? >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/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/faqs/resources/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/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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