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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Ranking observations of a variable across a set of variables |

Date |
Wed, 2 Nov 2011 07:51:34 +0000 |

For a detailed review of this and similar problems, see SJ-9-1 pr0046 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speaking Stata: Rowwise (help rowsort, rowranks if installed) . . . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox Q1/09 SJ 9(1):137--157 shows how to exploit functions, egen functions, and Mata for working rowwise; rowsort and rowranks are introduced Note that -egen-'s -rank()- function is not producing incorrect results; it just does not produce what Jennifer wants and does not claim to. It ranks observations on the values of a variable, not variables on the values of a set of variables in each observation. Nick On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 5:02 AM, Tirthankar Chakravarty <tirthankar.chakravarty@gmail.com> wrote: > You probably want Nick Cox's -rowranks- package, available from SSC: > > ***************************************** > clear* > input x1 x2 x3 x4 > 50 10 30 60 > 20 60 10 40 > end > ssc install rowranks > rowranks x1-x4, generate(rank1-rank4) field > li > ***************************************** > > On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 8:24 PM, Jennifer L. Milosch > <milosch@umail.ucsb.edu> wrote: >> I am trying to find the rank of an observation of a variable across a set of >> variables. My data looks something like this: >> >> x1|x2|x3|x4 >> 50|10|30|60 >> 20|60|10|40 >> >> I want to generate a variable for the rank of x1 compared to the values of >> x1, x2, x3, and x4 for each observation in the data. I have tried using >> >> -bysort x1 x2 x3 x4: egen rank1=rank(x1)- >> >> but it is returning a variable of all ones, which is not correct. Using the >> data above, I'm look for variables that are: >> >> rank1|rank2|rank3|rank4 >> 2 |4 |3 |1 >> 3 |1 |4 |2 >> * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: Ranking observations of a variable across a set of variables***From:*"Jennifer L. Milosch" <milosch@umail.ucsb.edu>

**Re: st: Ranking observations of a variable across a set of variables***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: Ranking observations of a variable across a set of variables***From:*"Jennifer L. Milosch" <milosch@umail.ucsb.edu>

**Re: st: Ranking observations of a variable across a set of variables***From:*Tirthankar Chakravarty <tirthankar.chakravarty@gmail.com>

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