# Re: st: Descriptive statistics as scalars

 From "Subhankar Nayak" To Subject Re: st: Descriptive statistics as scalars Date Mon, 17 May 2004 22:52:19 -0400

```After using it repeatedly now, I can appreciate the power of return list and
ereturn.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 2:44 PM
Subject: RE: st: Descriptive statistics as scalars

> One of the main roles of -return list- is to save
> your fingers leaving the keyboard.
>
> In the manual, however, each command entry lists
> such returned results. Thus [R] summarize
> lists them on p.153.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Subhankar Nayak
>
> > I was not aware of the "return list" function.
> > I believe that will help me to capture the regression
> > coefficients as well.
> >
> >
> > > this might help:
> > >
> > > . summ x(t)
> > > . scalar mean_xt = r(mean)
> > > . scalar std_xt = r(sd)
> > > . scalar count_ = r(N)
> > >
> > > for other possibilities look at "return list" after "summ" routine
>
> > I started using stata only about a week ago and hence
> > pardon me for a very basic question.
> > > >
> > > >I have a variable x(t)
> > > >
> > > >I want the following scalars for further analysis etc.
> > > >mx = mean(x(t))
> > > >sx = stdev(x(t))
> > > >nx = count(x(t))
> > > >
> > > >How can I asssign these descriptive statistics to scalar variables?
> > > >(I can't find anything in the manual)
>
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