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help for {hi:adjacent}
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{title:List adjacent values of variables}
{p 8 17 2}
{cmd:adjacent}
{it:varlist}
[{it:weight}]
[{cmd:if} {it:exp}]
[{cmd:in} {it:range}]
[
{cmd:,}
{cmd:by(}{it:varlist}{cmd:)}
{cmdab:miss:ing}
]
{p 4 4 2}
{cmd:fweight}s and {cmd:aweight}s are allowed; see help {help weights}.
{title:Description}
{p 4 4 2}{cmd:adjacent} lists adjacent values for a set of numeric
variables in {it:varlist}. Calculate the upper and lower quartiles, p75 and
p25, and thus the interquartile range iqr = p75 - p25. Then the adjacent
values are the highest value not greater than p75 + 3/2 iqr and the lowest
value not less than p25 - 3/2 iqr. The adjacent values are marked graphically
on a box plot as drawn by {help graph_box:graph box} or
{help graph_box:graph hbox} by the ends of the whiskers drawn out from
each central box.
{title:Options}
{p 4 8 2}{cmd:by()} defines one or more grouping variables. (When using
{help graph_box:graph box} or {help graph_box:graph hbox}, these variables
would be specified in {cmd:by()} or {cmd:over()} options.)
{p 4 8 2}{cmd:missing}, applicable only with {cmd:by()}, specifies that results
for observations with missing values of variables specified in {cmd:by()}
should be included in the tabulation. The default is to exclude them.
{title:Examples}
{p 4 8 2}{inp:. adjacent mpg, by(foreign rep78)}
{title:Author}
{p 4 4 2}Nicholas J. Cox, University of Durham, U.K.{break}
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
{title:Also see}
{p 4 13 2}On-line: help for {help graph_box:graph box}, {help extremes} (if installed)