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RE: st: RE: messed up tabulate


From   Edwin Leuven <e.leuven@uva.nl>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: RE: messed up tabulate
Date   Fri, 28 Nov 2003 18:07:38 +0100 (CET)

> Try something like 
> 
> bysort catag ined : gen freq = _N 
> tabdisp catag ined [iw=1], c(freq) format(%12.0gc) cellw(12) 

tabdisp in my stata (8.2) does not allow weights, but
sorting 22 million observations and then calling -tabdisp- isn't going to 
shorten the time that i am waiting for results

i appreciate that there might be *a* way, but for data exploration things 
should be easy, quick and clear

now they are not clear that's why i'd like to appeal to statacorp to fix 
this

thanks, edwin





> 
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
> 
> Edwin Leuven
>  
> > > Instead of -tabulate-, use -table-.
> > 
> > thanks for the suggestion, i tried it as follows
> > 
> > . table catag ined, format(%12.0gc) cellwidth(12)
> > 
> > but it doesn't work; your solution seems to depend on iweight
> > 
> > even if it had worked, it would have solved the 
> > display bug of -tabulate- at a cost: where my -tabulate- took 4
> > seconds the -table- took 193.
> > 
> > since i use -tabulate- to peruse the data from different angles i 
> > can't afford to wait 3 minutes for every crosstab
> > 
> > perhaps the good people at statacorp could fix -tabulate-'s 
> > display of 
> > (large) numbers?
> > 
> > thanks nick for looking into this.
> 
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