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Re: st: sort

From   "NEYMOTIN, FLORENCE" <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: sort
Date   Tue, 28 Jun 2005 14:26:45 -0700

I didn't want to drop I couldn't use your code. I ended up just creating variables using gsort to keep track of the sorting ordering. In case you're wondering, I wanted to do this because I need to make a matrix with the 50th largest value of x1 and the 50th largest value of x2, etc., and I'm not trying to match up the variables, just isolate particular values of EACH seperate variable. Thanks!

On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 16:19:50 -0500
Richard Williams <[email protected]> wrote:

At 02:05 PM 6/28/2005 -0700, NEYMOTIN, FLORENCE wrote:
is there a way to sort just ONE variable without changing the rest of the dataset? i.e. I want to sort EACH variable seperately and leave the rest of the dataset the same...
This is one of those questions that makes you curious why somebody would want to do that (but then again I ask lots of questions like that)... How about something like

use dataset
keep sortvar
sort sortvar
ren sortvar sortedvar
merge using dataset

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