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Re: st: tabstat documentation
At 11:04 01/04/04 -0600, David Airey wrote:
Maybe the online help for tabstat contains an error?
Strictly speaking, a varname is a special case of a varlist (see -[P]
syntax-). However, I can see how the online help for -tabstat- might
confuse people who do not know this. Perhaps the next version of the
documentation should refer to
With the by() option, tabstat resembles "tabulate varname,
summarize(varlist)" in that both report statistics of varlist for the
different values of varname. tabstat allows more flexibility in terms of
the statistics presented and the format of the table.
tabulate varname, summarize(varlist) or tabsum does not take a varlist for
the summarize option.
tabulate varname_1, summarize(varname_2)
in order to be clear.
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