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"Ronnie Babigumira" <ronnie.babigumira@ios.nlh.no> |

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RE: st: RE: Percentiles: Identify of smallest observation closet to percentile value |

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Mon, 3 Feb 2003 12:13:38 +0100 |

Hi There is a possibility that I have missed your point, however, when u say you want stata to tell you what observation is at75th percentile here is what comes to mind. Say you wanna do it for your variable "var" sum var, d /*This will give you the percentiles*/ local p75 = r(p75) /*Put the value of var at the 75th percentile in a local macro*/ list obs var if var == `p75' I would be interested in knowing how to get a new macro _n-1 where _n is the observation (or id) number for 75th percentile value Ronnie -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Rod Hunter Sent: 3. februar 2003 11:42 To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: RE: Percentiles: Identify of smallest observation closet to percentile value Thanks for responding Nick. A simple eg. will suffice. Obs. Var1 ---------- 1 10 2 9 3 8 4 7 ----------- I would like Stata to tell me the value of the observation that is at or below the 75th percentile point, and to yield the identity (or identities) of the observation(s). Rod Hunter Nick Cox wrote: > Rod Hunter > > >>I would be grateful if a StataList member could tell me how I can >>efficiently indentify the observation that is the smallest >>observation >>closest to a percentile value? Similarly, how can I generate a new >>variable that is the smallest observation closest to the percentile? > > > There is some fuzziness about this problem because of the possibility > of ties. But even when there is a unique answer, do you want > to put a single value into a variable? > > It might help if you were to use a commonly accessible data > set -- e.g. the auto data -- to give examples of what you > want to do. > > Nick > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**Re: st: RE: Percentiles: Identify of smallest observation closetto percentile value***From:*Rod Hunter <info@hunarch.com.au>

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