[R] Calculation of Age heaping

Md. Moyazzem Hossain ho@@@|nmm @end|ng |rom jun|v@edu
Mon Aug 9 13:36:30 CEST 2021

```Dear Greg,

Thank you very much for your suggestion. I will try it and follow your

Actually, I want to find out the index for each digit like 0, 1, ..., 9.

Md

On Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 12:05 PM Greg Minshall <minshall using umich.edu> wrote:

> Md,
>
> if this is what you are looking for:
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> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipple%27s_index
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>
> then, the article says the algorithm is
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> The index score is obtained by summing the number of persons in the age
> range 23 and 62 inclusive, who report ages ending in 0 and 5, dividing
> that sum by the total population between ages 23 and 62 years inclusive,
> and multiplying the result by 5. Restated as a percentage, index scores
> range between 100 (no preference for ages ending in 0 and 5) and 500
> (all people reporting ages ending in 0 and 5).
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>
> that seems fairly straight forward.  if you are trying to learn R,
> and/or learn programming, i might suggest you *not* use a package, and
> rather work on coding up the calculation yourself.  that would probably
> be a good, but not too hard, exercise, of some interest.  enjoy!
>
> cheers, Greg
>
>

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Best Regards,
Md. Moyazzem Hossain
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
Jahangirnagar University
Savar, Dhaka-1342