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Re: st: Count observations


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Count observations
Date   Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:23:19 +0100

There was a review of this area in

http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=dm0042

The article discusses several ways to approach the question, including
the program -distinct-, which you could download from the Stata
Journal site. (-search distinct- first.)

. sysuse auto
(1978 Automobile Data)

. distinct

              |        Observations
              |      total   distinct
--------------+----------------------
         make |         74         74
        price |         74         74
          mpg |         74         21
        rep78 |         69          5
     headroom |         74          8
        trunk |         74         18
       weight |         74         64
       length |         74         47
         turn |         74         18
 displacement |         74         31
   gear_ratio |         74         36
      foreign |         74          2
Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 27 June 2013 18:13, Miguel Angel Duran Munoz <maduran@uma.es> wrote:
> Hi, Statalisters. I have a doubt that must have a very simple solution,
> but I have not been able to find it. I have a variable where some numbers
> appear more than once. And I would like to know the number of different
> numbers; ie,  variable = 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 4..., so there are 4 different
> numbers.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Miguel.
>
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