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Re: RE: st: RE: Summarising multiple tabulations in one table
On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 09:36:45 -0500 Nick Winter
> > > I guess your main way forward is -reshape- so that
> > > the agekst* are all stacked into one variable.
> > I don't see this -- could you elaborate please? The obs in
> > the data set
> > are several thousand woman, i.e. unit record data, so what I
> > was asking
> > about was a combined tabulation&formatting routine. Tabulation to
> > derive percentages in each category for each variable is
> > straightforward, but the formatting like the SPSS example is the
> > problem. (If each variable of interest were binary, I think I could
> > solve the problem using -table- or -collapse-, but there are multiple
> > categories per variable here.) I am not sure my telling you that the
> > names were agekst* helped -- a neat solution would allow any variable
> > names across the top of the report table.
> > Stephen
> . generate i=_n
> . reshape long agekst , i(i)
> . tab agekst _j , col
> This only works when the variables all have a commong name. THere might
> be a program out there that does this for more general varlists; or
> perhaps someone will write one.
Great, thanks! I'll follow this up. [I work in an institute where I am
on record as telling my increasingly few SPSS-user colleagues that I
could do anything in Stata that they can do in SPSS, so need to save
face!] I was about to start doing something starting from -fulltab-
(from SSC), but this seems much easier.
Thanks, too, to Lee Sieswerda for his suggestion. And I agree with
Nick Cox's point that it that "it would be desirable to be able to do
this in Stata without restructuring".
Professor Stephen P. Jenkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
University of Essex, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1206 873374. Fax: +44 (0)1206 873151.
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