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st: RE: tabstat: how to save...

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: tabstat: how to save...
Date   Tue, 9 May 2006 21:26:38 +0100

As Kit points out, B. Water's failure to reproduce
what I typed accounts for their failure to 
reproduce what I posted. 

In addition to this diversion, note that if the problem 
is picking up a sum for future use, then -tabstat- is 
a long way round. 

tempname foosum 
su foo, meanonly 
scalar `foosum' = r(sum) 

is more direct, with no hidden interpreted code, 
as in -tabstat-. 


Kit Baum
> B.Water said
> matrices:
>             r(StatTot) :  1 x 2
> . mat total = r(StatTotal)
> Well, if the matrix in Stata 8.2 is named r(StatTot), then referring  
> to r(StatTotal) doesn't make much sense...
> In Stata 9, tabstat returns r(StatTotal), which is probably why Nick  
> referred to that name.

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