Speaking Stata: On getting functions to do the work

Functions in Stata take two main forms, built-in functions that are part of the executable and egen functions written in Stata’s own language. These are surveyed, giving a variety of tips and tricks, and noting the large number of user-written egen functions available for download from the Internet. Two substantial examples, the calculation of percentile ranks and plotting positions, and the calculation of measures summarizing properties of the other members of a group, provide detailed illustrations of egen in action.


Issue Date:
2002
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
pr0007 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/116026
Published in:
Stata Journal, Volume 02, Number 4
Page range:
411-427
Total Pages:
17

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