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Re: st: program to calculate specific percentiles

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   Re: st: program to calculate specific percentiles
Date   Wed, 19 Jul 2006 11:01:46 -0500

At 09:43 AM 7/19/2006, Dirk Nachbar wrote:

here is a program to calculate specific percentiles. unfortunately it reports a syntax error and I don't know why.

capture program drop perc

program define perc

version 8.2

syntax varlist [if] [in], [by(name)] groups(int 10) gen(name)
The ] is in the wrong place. It should be at the end of the line.

There may be other errors. If you type

set trace on

you'll be able to track them down better. e.g. This line

if `by' != "" {

should probably be

if "`by'" != "" {

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