# Re: st: RE: Estout and predicted signs - new questions

 From "Herve STOLOWY" To Subject Re: st: RE: Estout and predicted signs - new questions Date Thu, 03 Mar 2005 18:01:03 +0100

```Dear Ben:

I now have a clearer view. It worked with a basic example:

regress y var1 var2 var3.

I refer to a problem I mentioned earlier and which was solved by the second solution you proposed originally (the one with the program prsign, eclass): in my estout output, I want to have the results of two regressions:

regress y var1 var2
regress y var1 var2 var3.

In the predicted signs column, I need to have the three variables var1, var2 and var3, although the first model only uses var1 and var2.

It seems to me that your latest solution (with tempname b) is related to only one model.

Best regards

Hervé

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>>> ben.jann@soz.gess.ethz.ch 03/03/05 10:02 AM >>>
Hervé, I would do something like the following (this

sysuse auto
regress price mpg weight foreign
estimates store model1
tempname b
matrix `b' = e(b)
matrix `b'[1,1] = -999   //neg. sign for mpg
matrix `b'[1,2] = +999   //pos. sign for weight
matrix `b'[1,3] = .z     //no sign for foreign
matrix `b'[1,4] = 998    //? for _cons
eret2 matrix signs = `b'
estimates store pred
estout pred model1, cells("signs(pat(1 0)) b(pat(0))") ///
substitute(-999 - 999 + 998 ?)

ben

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of
> Herve STOLOWY
> Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 7:44 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Estout and predicted signs - new questions
>
>
> Dear All:
>
> A few days ago I raised a question concerning predicted signs
> with -estout- and Ben Jann found the solution.
>
> I now have two other related questions.
>
> 1 - Signs different from + and -
>
> I would like to know if it's possible to get a more complex
> stucture of predicted signs.
>
> Example:
>
> var1: sign +
> var2: sign -
> var3: no sign (because it's a control variable, I don't want
> to display a sign)
> var4: label "?"  (concerning the constant, I often see in
> published articles a question mark as a predicted sign).
>
> 2 - Column heading for the predicted signs
>
> In the table I get, below the column title "Predicted signs",
> I have a "b" (because -estout- thinks the column includes
> coefficients).
>
> Is there a way to have a blank instead of "b"?
>
> For your information, my command is the following:
>
> estout signs4 m15 m16 m17 using estout_table7, replace
> substitute(-999.000 - 999.000 +) cells ("b(fmt(%9.3f))
> p(fmt(%9.3f) pattern(0))") stats (N F p r2 r2_a, fmt(%9.0f
> %9.3f %9.3f %9.3f %9.3f) labels("Number of observations" "F"
> "Prob>F" "R-square" "Adjusted R-square")) label
> varlabels(_cons Constant, elist(divergence1
> "`=char(13)'Control variables"))
>
> As last time, I am sorry to ask more and more to -estout-.
>
> Best regards
>
> Hervé Stolowy
>
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> Accounting and Management Control
> 1, rue de la Liberation
> 78351 - Jouy-en-Josas
> France
> Tel: +33 1 39 67 94 42 - Fax: +33 1 39 67 70 86
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