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RE: st: Creating household id for groups of persons


From   "Fernando Rios Avila" <f.rios.a@gmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Creating household id for groups of persons
Date   Wed, 6 Jul 2011 12:59:26 -0400

Friedrich,
My apologies. It is my fault to send the private message, but half of the
time, I cant send a mail through the Majordomo System. 
Fernando
PD. Hans, Your welcome

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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Friedrich Huebler
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 12:55 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Creating household id for groups of persons

Hans,

Would you mind elaborating? Why does Austin's solution take hours and why is
using SSC a problem?

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Friedrich

On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 11:47 AM, Hans Meier <mr.hans.meier@web.de> wrote:
> Hello Austin and Robert,
>
> thank you for your solutions.
> I'm sure they would work, but I have a very large dataset, so Austins
solution would take hours, and for Roberts solution I would have to use SSC.
>
> But another Stata user sent me this solution:
>
> Von: "Fernando Rios Avila" <f.rios.a@gmail.com>
> Gesendet: 06.07.2011 15:18:00
> An: "'Hans Meier'" <mr.hans.meier@web.de>
> Betreff: RE: st: Creating household id for groups of persons
>
>>Hi Hans,
>>I was playing around with a very small sample similar to yours, and come
up with this small code.
>>Here hid3 would be the household id code.
>>
>> egen hid1=group (contract)
>> bysort id: egen hid2=min(hid)
>> bysort contract:egen hid3=min(hid2)
>>
>>Hope this is what u were looking for.
>>Best
>
>
> It works perfect, and very fast.
>
> Thank you Fernando!
>
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: "Robert Picard" <picard@netbox.com>
> Gesendet: 06.07.2011 16:50:42
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: Re: st: Creating household id for groups of persons
>
>>Or get -group_id- from SSC. Using Austin's data:
>>
>>* --------------------- begin example --------------------- clear all 
>>input contract id
>> 123 1
>> 123 2
>> 123 3
>> 456 4
>> 456 5
>> 678 1
>> 456 3
>> 789 6
>> 789 7
>> 456 8
>>end
>>
>>clonevar gid = id
>>group_id gid, match(contract)
>>
>>list , noobs clean
>>
>>* --------------------- begin example ---------------------
>>
>>
>>On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 10:29 AM, Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>> Hans Meier <mr.hans.meier@web.de>:
>>>
>>> Maybe this is what you want?
>>>
>>> clear all
>>> input contract id
>>>  123  1
>>>  123  2
>>>  123  3
>>>  456  4
>>>  456  5
>>>  678  1
>>>  456  3
>>>  789  6
>>>  789  7
>>>  456  8
>>> end
>>> g long obs=_n
>>> egen long i=group(id)
>>> la var i "Person id from 1 to M"
>>> egen long gp=group(contract)
>>> la var gp "Contract id from 1 to G"
>>> bys i (gp):g long ct=sum(gp!=gp[_n-1]) la var ct "n distinct 
>>> contract by id"
>>> sort i ct
>>> su i, mean
>>> forv i=1/`r(max)' {
>>>  su ct if i==`i', mean
>>>  if r(max)==1 continue
>>>  loc max=r(max)
>>>  su gp if ct==1&i==`i', mean
>>>  loc g1=r(max)
>>>  forv j=2/`max' {
>>>  su gp if ct==`j'&i==`i', mean
>>>  replace gp=`g1' if gp==r(max)
>>>  }
>>>  }
>>> sort obs
>>> drop obs ct i
>>> l, noo clean

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