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attributing a rank to each modality starting with same word

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attributing a rank to each modality starting with same word

Hello everyone,

 

I have a table sorted by alphabetical order who looks like this :

 

felony
drugs consumer
drugs seller
drugs trafficker
murder in the first degree
murder in the second degree
sex offender
sex worker

 

And what I'd like is to create a variable attributing a rank for each felony starting with the same word. Something like this :

 

felonyrank
drugs consumer1
drugs seller2
drugs trafficker3
murder in the first degree1
murder in the second degree2
sex offender1
sex worker2

 

Any help on this ?

 

My final goal is to study if people tend to chose the first propositions when they have to pick an answer in a list in case of autocomplete text filled questions.

 

Please excuse my english.


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Re: attributing a rank to each modality starting with same word

[ Edited ]
Posted in reply to alex_philby

Try this:

data have;
input felony $50.;
cards;
drugs consumer
drugs seller
drugs trafficker
murder in the first degree
murder in the second degree
sex offender
sex worker
;
run;

data have1;
set have;
first_word = scan(felony,1);
run;

data want;
set have1;
by first_word; /* add nostsorted if necessary */
if first.first_word
then rank = 1;
else rank + 1;
run;
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2 weeks ago
Super User
Posts: 9,874

Re: attributing a rank to each modality starting with same word

[ Edited ]
Posted in reply to alex_philby

Try this:

data have;
input felony $50.;
cards;
drugs consumer
drugs seller
drugs trafficker
murder in the first degree
murder in the second degree
sex offender
sex worker
;
run;

data have1;
set have;
first_word = scan(felony,1);
run;

data want;
set have1;
by first_word; /* add nostsorted if necessary */
if first.first_word
then rank = 1;
else rank + 1;
run;
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maxims of Maximally Efficient SAS Programmers
How to convert datasets to data steps
How to post code
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