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Re: st: how to get a scalar value of the column sum?


From   Roger Newson <roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how to get a scalar value of the column sum?
Date   Thu, 15 Aug 2002 10:37:20 +0100

At 01:32 15/08/02 -0500, Olena Stavrunova wrote:
Could you, please, let me know how to obtain the scalar for the value of the
column sum? I need the value I get using "egen sum(x)", but not the column of
these values, but just a single number which stata would terat as a scalar.
Use the return results from -summarize-. (See -[R] summarize- and -[P] return- in the manuals.) If you type

summ x
scal sidney=r(sum)

then the scalar -sidney- will contain the sum of x.

I hope this helps.

Roger


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