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st: Re: RE: tabulating variables: question


From   "R.E. De Hoyos" <redeho@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: RE: tabulating variables: question
Date   Mon, 2 Aug 2004 19:29:35 +0100

Dev and Nick,
 
 Thanks for your reply. It was simple matter of specifying the format
 (although I tried this before, I was not using the right format):
 
 tostring folio, gen(sfolio) format(%12.0f)
 
Best wishes,
 
 Rafa
ps. Sorry for double posting

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 5:30 PM
Subject: st: RE: tabulating variables: question


> Check out -groups- and -tabcount- from SSC. 
> 
> There was a write-up in 
> 
> Speaking Stata: Problems with tables, Part II. 
> Stata Journal 3(4): 420--439 (2003) 
> 
> You need, however, to be very careful with terminology
> in this connection: when you refer to missing values here you 
> mean values that are not present, not at all the
> same thing! 
> 
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
> 
> Eddy
>  
> > I have a variable, myx, which has 5 possible values. I have used
> > -bysort group: myx- to tabulate myx by the group indicator. It works
> > well, except that, because some of the groups do not have all the 5
> > possible values of myx, tables of these groups contain less than
> > 5 rows.
> > 
> > For my particular need, I wish that for these groups Stata would
> > still tabulate all the 5 values of myx, putting 0 as the Freq. and
> > Percent for the values of myx that are missing in the particular
> > group.
> > 
> > Is there an easy way to do this? I looked at the help of -tabulate-,
> > -tabi-, -tab1-, and -tab2-, but did not find solutions.
>  
> 
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