Finding percentile breaks in Stata

25 January 2017
25 Jan 2017
1 min read

A fun little Stata trick that I recently discovered is a way to find the percentiles breaks of a variable in Stata. So say you have a variable describing income and want to see what constitutes the values for each percentile in 10% incriminates. In Stata, one could write the following to find that information:

sum income, detail

This is a good command to find out what the data looks like in more detail. And it’s just cool.

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