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st: Category sizes in IF statements - how?

From   Jan Fredrik Hovden <>
Subject   st: Category sizes in IF statements - how?
Date   Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:41:18 +0100

Is there a simple way to use the size of a category as a condition of an IF statement?

Take for example the variable AUTHOR, which includes about 1000 different authors. I would like to make a dummy for some of these authors (using either TAB,GEN() or DUMMIESLAB - but not for everyone, only for categories including at least 40 persons.

IN OTHER  WORDS: What I would like is to do something like this (written in English):

. dummieslab AUTHOR if categorysize>20

I would greatly appreciate any idea f.

Jan Fredrik Hovden
Associate professor, Department of Information and Media Science
University of Bergen, Norway
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