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


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: tabstat: how to save...
Date   Tue, 9 May 2006 21:34:20 +0100

Or, to put it less gnomically, Stata did change this 
detail from Stata 8.2 to Stata 9. B. Water did declare
use of 8.2. I used 9.2 without checking back that 8.2
was similar. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Nick Cox
 
> 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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