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Re: st: split a sample


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: split a sample
Date   Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:50:32 +0000

Above or equal to. Dummy is your word not mine; I always say
indicator. Otherwise correct.

Nick

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM, Ebru Ozturk <ebru_0512@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you Nick. After these commands, mysplit variable has been generated which seems a dummy variable. Mysplit is equal to 1 if the median value of weight is above the p50. Is that right?

Nick Cox

>> sysuse auto
>> su weight, detail
>> gen byte mysplit = cond(missing(weight), ., (weight >= r(p50)))

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Ebru Ozturk <ebru_0512@hotmail.com> wrote:

>> > How do we split a sample according to a certain variable? I want to split the sample by using median value of a certain independent variable. Which command should I use?
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