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st: RE: Summarize without Min and Max


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Summarize without Min and Max
Date   Thu, 12 Sep 2002 17:33:55 +0100

John GIBSON
> 
> I am working on confidential unit record files and my 
> output is not allowed to identify individual respondents. 
> This prevents using the "Summarize" command when I want 
> means and std deviations of my variables, because Max and 
> Min are also included and these refer to individual respondents.
> 
> While I can use Tabstat it is much less convenient because 
> I have to specify the varlist (and using _all fails because 
> there are string variables in the dataset).
> 
> Does anyone have a version of the Summarize command that 
> suppresses the Min and Max?

In addition to other answers: 

-ds3- from SSC can filter out all string variables. 

That is 

. ds3 , num 
. tabstat `r(varlist)' ... 

takes all variable names, selects those 
that are names of numeric variables and then sets 
-tabstat- to work on those. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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