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st: Re: Adding an observation to a dataset


From   Friedrich Huebler <huebler@rocketmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: Adding an observation to a dataset
Date   Wed, 7 Jun 2006 08:28:05 -0700 (PDT)

Allan,

You created a table of various statistics in a Stata dataset with
-collapse- and other commands. To convert this data to a nicely
formatted Word table you can use -listtex-.

. ssc d listtex

Export your variables as a tab-delimited text file, copy the contents
of the file to Word, select the text, and then use the Word function
Convert - Table - Text to Table.

Friedrich Huebler

--- "Allan Reese (Cefas)" <allan.reese@cefas.co.uk> wrote:
> To construct a table of various derived statistics, one approach is
> to collapse the data.  I then wanted an extra line for totals. 
> Searching help found a function within Mata but otherwise suggested
> creating a temporary file with one case then appending it to the
> original.  However, a direct approach worked in a DO file and seems
> worth documenting on this list:
> 
>    local nn=_N+1
>    set obs `nn'
> 
> The other part of the task, for completeness, includes forming
> totals of numbers, weights, percentages: 
>  
>    egen pcbyn = pc(nitem)
>    egen totn = sum(nitem)
>    egen totnpc = sum(pcbyn)   /* should be 100 */
> * Copy column totals down to pseudo-observation (now 'last'). 
>    quietly {
>       local nn=_N+1
>       set obs `nn'
>       replace Species = "Total   ...  "   in l
>       replace nitem=totn[1]               in l
>       replace pcbyn=totnpc[1]             in l
>    }
>    list species nitem pcbyn
> 
> Searching the archive for advice on copying output to Word found a
> suggestion to use Ctrl/Shift/C which would copy a table with tabs. 
> Didn't work for me.  Still limited to copying text and formatting
> in Word as Courier/9pt to get fixed spacing.
> 
> Allan

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