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# Re: st: computing preference choices

 From Daniel Marcelino To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: computing preference choices Date Tue, 27 Dec 2011 13:19:21 -0500

```In my case I think -contract- is useful to find the result after run
over all choices and still got no accumulated result above 50% of
preference.

Daniel

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> As with your last post, why not try -contract- first?
>
> Nick
>
>
> On 27 Dec 2011, at 08:16, Daniel Marcelino <dmsilv@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I dealing with a puzzle that I need some help. I have a data set where
>> I'd like to determine within "r" the most preferable choice (choice1
>> to n) as in the replication above.
>> So, there are three essential tasks: I need to tally the votes for
>> every id (number), I need to see if the number id with most votes has
>> at least 50%+ of all votes, and I need to discover who's the id the
>> the least amount of votes.
>> After performed these tasks in fly, I need to save the winner
>> information (r and which round choice), I need to proceed dropping id
>> got lesser votes in the first choice, but considering its second
>> choice vote. Test again if there is any id with 50%+ of all votes.
>> This procedure ends when any id gets 50%+ in each "r".
>>
>> Daniel
>>
>>
>> clear
>> input str2 r w byte(choice1 choice2 choice3)
>>  "a" .5 1 2 3
>>  "a" .1 2 3 4
>>  "a" .9 3 2 5
>>  "a" .9 3 4 2
>>  "a" .2 4 5 1
>>  "a" .3 5 1 3
>>  "b" .4 1 4 3
>>  "b" .1 2 3 4
>>  "b" .6 3 2 5
>> "b" .85 4 1 2
>> "b" .85 4 5 1
>> "b" .7 1 5 4
>> "c" .4 2 1 3
>> "c" .2 2 4 1
>> "c" .7 3 4 5
>> "c" .8 4 1 2
>> "c" .8 4 5 1
>> "c" .4 5 4 3
>> "d" .4 . 1 3
>> "d" .2 2 4 .
>> "d" .7 . 5 .
>> "d" .8 4 1 2
>> "d" .8 4 5 1
>> "d" .4 . . .
>> end
>>
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