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Re: st: data management


From   "R.E. De Hoyos" <redeho2@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: data management
Date   Wed, 18 Feb 2004 10:15:30 -0000

Anuja,

For exporting results (tables) to excel of word see the previous statalist
question named "saving table results" (check Friederich's answer).

Richard already answer the second question.

Your third question:
3) I am using weights:
so generally I write

tabstat variable [aweight=weight] by variable....

Is there any way I can use weights without including
it in the tabstat command? I want to run a bunch of
summary table, would like to use weights for all of
them.

Try the svy commands (help -svy-). You can set different weights
using -svyset- and once you've done this Stata will use them as long as you
use the prefix -svy- with other valid commands. For example you can
use -svytab- or -svysum- and it will give you two-way tables and summary
statistics of survey data (or other type needing re-weighting) respectively.

Best,
Rafa

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R.E. De Hoyos
Department of Applied Economics
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, CB3 9DE, UK
Tel: +44 1223 335269


----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Williams" <Richard.A.Williams.5@nd.edu>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>; <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 3:27 AM
Subject: Re: st: data management


> At 02:12 PM 2/17/2004 -0800, Anuja Saurkar wrote:
> >2)I want to convert a SPSS file (.sav extension) into
> >a Stata file. Is there any way I can fo that?
>
> The easiest way is with a program like Stat/Transfer; well worth the money
> if you are going to be doing this a lot, as it is easy and will preserve
> your labels and handle quirky differences in the way the two programs
> handle things (e.g. missing data). (But check to make sure you like the
way
> it handles quirky differences, e.g. there are a couple of ways of handling
> missing data conversions.)
>
> Alternatively, -findit spss- points to routines like -outdat- that will
> make the conversion one way or another.
>
> I also have fairly good luck just cutting and pasting from SPSS's data
> editor to Stata's; I'm not sure that you can count on that to handle all
> types of conversions though.
>
> You can also do "Save as" in SPSS, choosing a format that Stata can
> import.  Not sure which options are easiest.
>
> >3) I am using weights:
> >so generally I write
> >
> >tabstat variable [aweight=weight] by variable....
> >
> >Is there any way I can use weights without including
> >it in the tabstat command? I want to run a bunch of
> >summary table, would like to use weights for all of
> >them.
>
> I suspect not, but I am curious too.  A difference that strikes me between
> SPSS and Stata is that, in SPSS, I can specify weights or filters (i.e.
> temporary sample selections) and they continue to hold until I tell SPSS
> otherwise; in Stata I have to keep on specifying the weights or filters
> with every command.
>
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