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st: RE: Problems with estimates table


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Problems with estimates table
Date   Tue, 24 Feb 2004 12:16:25 -0000

It's not the main question, but your problem 
would be lessened by zapping those 
prefixes of the form "varname==". -labvarch- 
from -labutil- from SSC is one utility easing 
that. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Ian Watson
 
>   I have come across two problems with -estimates table- and would
>   appreciate any advice.
> 
>   The first one involves the varwidth and label options. Varwidth
>   works fine as far as widening the first column goes, but the
>   variable labels (produced by labels) are truncated. For example,
>   setting varwidth to 50 works fine, but the labels are truncated at
>   32 characters. I have had a look through the code to see what
>   might be causing this, but have not been able to find anything.
> 
>   The code beneath my signature illustrates the problem.
> 
>   The second problem concerns cutting and pasting the table. The copy
>   table option does not seem to place tab characters into the pasted
>   table text. it has always worked perfectly fine with other table
>   output (eg. tabulate, tabstat) but it does not work with -estimates
>   table-. I cannot think of a reason for this, but would 
> appreciate any
>   insights.
> 
>   Details of my setup are:
> 
>   Stata 8.2, born 30 Jan 2004
>   Windows 2000 (SP3)
>   Pentium with 512 meg of ram
> 
> 
> . est store mod1
> 
> . est table mod1, varwidth(50) label
> 
> NOTE THE TRUNCATION OF THE LABELS:
> 
> 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>                                           Variable |    mod1     
> ---------------------------------------------------+-------------
>                                                    |  .11307243  
>                              empstat02==F/T casual | -.29730412  
>                           empstat02==P/T permanent | -.62858397  
>                              empstat02==P/T casual | -.34207824  
>                              asco02==manager/admin | -.57485294  
>                                  asco02==para-prof | -.12916459  
>                               asco02==tradesperson |  -.1598727  
>                               asco02==adv clerical | -.19963498  
>                   asco02==inter clerical,sales,ser |  -.2579195  

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