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RANK [VARIABLES=]var_list[{A,D}] [BYvar_list] /TIES={MEAN,LOW,HIGH,CONDENSE} /FRACTION={BLOM,TUKEY,VW,RANKIT} /PRINT[={YES,NO} /MISSING={EXCLUDE,INCLUDE} /RANK [INTOvar_list] /NTILES(k) [INTOvar_list] /NORMAL [INTOvar_list] /PERCENT [INTOvar_list] /RFRACTION [INTOvar_list] /PROPORTION [INTOvar_list] /N [INTOvar_list] /SAVAGE [INTOvar_list]

The `RANK`

command ranks variables and stores the results into new
variables.

The `VARIABLES`

subcommand, which is mandatory, specifies one or
more variables whose values are to be ranked.
After each variable, ‘`A`’ or ‘`D`’ may appear, indicating that
the variable is to be ranked in ascending or descending order.
Ascending is the default.
If a `BY`

keyword appears, it should be followed by a list of variables
which are to serve as group variables.
In this case, the cases are gathered into groups, and ranks calculated
for each group.

The `TIES`

subcommand specifies how tied values are to be treated. The
default is to take the mean value of all the tied cases.

The `FRACTION`

subcommand specifies how proportional ranks are to be
calculated. This only has any effect if `NORMAL`

or `PROPORTIONAL`

rank
functions are requested.

The `PRINT`

subcommand may be used to specify that a summary of the rank
variables created should appear in the output.

The function subcommands are `RANK`

, `NTILES`

, `NORMAL`

, `PERCENT`

, `RFRACTION`

,
`PROPORTION`

and `SAVAGE`

. Any number of function subcommands may appear.
If none are given, then the default is RANK.
The `NTILES`

subcommand must take an integer specifying the number of
partitions into which values should be ranked.
Each subcommand may be followed by the `INTO`

keyword and a list of
variables which are the variables to be created and receive the rank
scores. There may be as many variables specified as there are
variables named on the `VARIABLES`

subcommand. If fewer are specified,
then the variable names are automatically created.

The `MISSING`

subcommand determines how user missing values are to be
treated. A setting of `EXCLUDE`

means that variables whose values are
user-missing are to be excluded from the rank scores. A setting of
`INCLUDE`

means they are to be included. The default is `EXCLUDE`

.

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