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st: RE: fweight
Others will respond regarding the different types of weights in Stata (or see the section in the User's manual). But I will note that I believe that SPSS actually rounds the weights to integers...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rodrigo Briceņo [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 11:09 AM
> To: Statalist (E-mail)
> Subject: st: fweight
> Hello friends!
> I wish to have a more explicit explanation about weights. I'm using a
> variable called factor to expand the data from the sample
> that I'm using. My
> variable factor have data like 118.54, 99.31, 154.62, etc.
> Why if I use
> fweight=factor I get an error: may not use noninteger
> frequency weights
> r(401)? Is this related with the decimals in the
> observations. If I use the
> same variable in a different software (SPSS) I got no errors.
> Can somebody
> explain what do I need to correct in order to execute
> procedures in Stata
> with those numbers like factors?
> Thank you very much to all.
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