# Re: st: RE: Can -outreg- show the coefficient in (eform-1)*100

 From lr480@columbia.edu To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: RE: Can -outreg- show the coefficient in (eform-1)*100 Date Mon, 30 Jun 2003 13:02:15 -0400

```Quoting Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>:
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> Renzo Comolli
> >
> > I am using -outreg- version 3.0.6  27nov00
> > Intercooled Stata 8.0 for Windows
> >
> > I need to show the regression coefficients (which Stata
> > stores in e(b)) in
> > the following format
> > (exp(e(b))-1)*100
> > is it possible to do so with -outreg-? Maybe writing a line
> > before -outreg-?
> > I tried to write the following lines, but the execution
> > breaks at the second
> > line:
> > regress ln_wage women other_regressors
> > replace e(b)=(exp(e(b)-1)*100)
> > outreg using myregression.txt, replace se
> >
> > I imagine that this problem has been tackled many times
> > before, in fact, in
> > the example here, the transformation (exp(b)-1)*100 has the
> > interpretation
> > "women's wages are % lower than men's".
> >
> > I know -outreg, eform- shows the regression coeffcients b
> > in the form exp(b)
> > and adjusts the standard errors correspondently, but that's
> > one step short
> > of what I need.
> >
> > I looked also at -reformat- but it does not do it either. I
> > can't use
> > -mktab- for unrelated reasons.
> > I haven't understood how to use -parmby-, so I would avoid
> > if possible.
> >
> Renzo's -replace- statement is illegal,
> as e(b) is not a variable name.
>
> -outreg- was written by John Gallup.
> The last version I can see is 3.1.7
> 13 May 2002. John appears to have
> dropped off Statalist.
>
> Possibly you could modify a copy of -outreg-
> so that it does what you wish.
>
> 	tempname b
> 	mat `b' = e(b)
> 	forval j = 1/`= colsof(`b')' {
> 		mat `b'[1,`j'] = exp(`b'[1,`j'] - 1) * 100
> 	}
>
> 	<work with `b' rather than e(b) thereafter
> 	when appropriate>
>
> It is probably more practical, however, to get
> to grips with what -parmby- can do! (I see that Roger
> has explained how to do it.)
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
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