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st: how to group variables into equal number groups


From   Xixi Lin <winnielxx@gmail.com>
To   statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: how to group variables into equal number groups
Date   Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:30:42 -0400

Hi,

 I am trying to make independent variables into decile groups, and I
used xtile decile=x1 if Period==`z', nq(10); however, it turns out
that xtile does not make equal number of the 10 groups, is there any
way to force stata to divide them into equal number of obs or almost
equal number of obs?

Thanks,
Xixi Lin
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