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# st: RE: Comparing variables by observation

 From "Martin Weiss" To Subject st: RE: Comparing variables by observation Date Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:55:42 +0200

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Just show us the code that creates the wrong counts. This code seems to work
reasonably well:

*************
clear*
set obs 20
set seed 3201
foreach var of newlist X1-X3{
gen `var'=irecode(runiform(), 0,.2,.4,.45,.5,.7,.8,.9,1)
}

cou if 5>= X1 & X1>=X2 & X2 >=X3 & X3 >=4
cou if X1<=3& 5<= X3
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HTH
Martin

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From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Anisa Shyti
Sent: Dienstag, 21. September 2010 20:48
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Comparing variables by observation

Hello Everyone,
Hello Martin,

I am facing the following problem: I have three variables X1 X2 X3
(taking values from 1 to 10) and I need to compare their values, by
observation, according to several conditions (which are theoretically
derived) of the form, examples: (1) 5>= X1 >=X2 >=X3 >=4; (2) X1<=3
and 5<= X3.  I need to evaluate each condition on the data by counting
the number of times it is met, in order to classify the observations.

I tried several approaches, but the total number of classified
observations exceeds the total number of observations.  So, I am
guessing I have some redundant counts - maybe I am doing something
wrong with the coding (given that the conditions are correct).

Thank you very much for your help and insights.

Anisa
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