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RE: st: stubwidth in svytab


From   Lee Sieswerda <Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: stubwidth in svytab
Date   Fri, 21 Jun 2002 17:41:13 -0400

To close off this thread that I started on June 6, here was the result:
- Nick Winter came up with a solution to adding four new options, including
a stubwidth() option, to -svytab-, which solved the problem I initially
wrote to Statalist about;
- Nick W.'s solution was passed on to Jeff Pitblado at StataCorp;
- as of the latest update (June 21, 2002), -svytab- is now officially
upgraded to include three new options: cellwidth(), csepwidth(), and
stubwidth().

This makes a good case study for those who wonder why Stata users love
Stata:
Time from first posting on Statalist to working user-written solution: 1 day
Time from working solution to (free) official upgrade of software: 2 weeks

It doesn't get much better than that. Thanks to Nick W. for his work, and to
StataCorp for, once again, being the most responsive statistical software
company on the planet.

Best,

Lee Sieswerda, Epidemiologist
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
999 Balmoral Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Canada  P7B 6E7
Tel: +1 (807) 625-5957
Fax: +1 (807) 623-2369
Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com
www.tbdhu.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	jpitblado@stata.com [SMTP:jpitblado@stata.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, June 06, 2002 1:43 PM
> To:	statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject:	Re: st:  stubwidth in svytab
> 
> Lee Sieswerda <Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com> asks about adjusting output from
> -svytab-:
> 
> > I guess this question is directed mostly at Statacorp, but I'd be
> interested
> > in others' responses and workarounds. Is there someway to change the
> > stubwidth in -svytab- so that variable labels longer than 8 characters
> can
> > be displayed? This capability is available in -table-.
> 
> To which "Nick Winter" <nwinter@policystudies.com> mentioned:
> 
> > At the end of an extremely long set of calculations, -svytab- uses
> -tabdisp-
> > to display the basic table, so it should not be too hard for StataCorp
> to
> > add the stubwidth (and other width options) to the basic -svytab-
> command.
> > Doing it yourself (on a suitably renamed file, of course) takes a bit of
> > doing, however, because the basic options have to be passed along
> through
> > several subroutines (from -svytab- to -Display- to -DispTab-).  Not
> hard,
> > but a bunch of edits.
> 
> I make no promises now, but I'll look into adding this to -svytab-.
> 
> --Jeff
> jpitblado@stata.com
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