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Re: st: Need help sorting values


From   Michael Stewart <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Need help sorting values
Date   Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:25:31 -0500

HI Nick,
It works.
I tried hard and finally understood your code .
I have to say that was simply brilliant
Thanks a lot again
Sincerely
Mike

On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 11:17 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> gen what = cond(report == "h&p", 0, cond(report == "end", 2, 1))
>
> bysort patient (date what) :
>
> If your variable -report- is numeric with value labels, there will be
> a similar but not identical solution.
>
> Nick
>
> On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 3:32 PM, Michael Stewart
> <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I have data for different as follows
>>
>> pateint   date          report
>> 111     2/15/2012       ed
>> 111     2/15/2012       ed
>> 111     2/15/2012       h&p
>> 111     2/15/2012       d/c
>> 111     2/15/2012       ed
>> 111     2/15/2012       con
>> 111     1/23/2012       con
>> 111     1/23/2012       d/c
>> 111     1/23/2012       ed
>> 111     1/23/2012       con
>> 111     1/23/2012       h&p
>> 222   1/20/2012  ed
>> 222    1/20/2012  h&p
>> 222  1/20/2012   con
>>
>> My need is to sort the report variable for a particular date within a
>> patient so that the h&p is the first value and ed is the last value
>> i.e h&p is report[1] and ed is report[_N]
>>
>>
>> something like bysort patient date: _ _ _ _ _
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Thank you ,
Yours Sincerely,
Mike.
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