You could also use -mrtab- (-ssc d mrtab-). For example:
. sysuse auto, clear
(1978 Automobile Data)
. mrtab foreign, r(0 1 2 3) poly
| Percent of Percent
| Frequency responses of cases
------------+-----------------------------------
0 Domestic | 52 70.27 70.27
1 Foreign | 22 29.73 29.73
2 2 | 0 0.00 0.00
3 3 | 0 0.00 0.00
------------+-----------------------------------
Total | 74 100.00 100.00
Valid cases: 74
Missing cases: 0
Or simply:
. mrtab foreign, r(0/3) poly
| Percent of Percent
| Frequency responses of cases
------------+-----------------------------------
0 Domestic | 52 70.27 70.27
1 Foreign | 22 29.73 29.73
2 2 | 0 0.00 0.00
3 3 | 0 0.00 0.00
------------+-----------------------------------
Total | 74 100.00 100.00
Valid cases: 74
Missing cases: 0
Now comes the cool part:
. lab def origin 2 "Martian" 3 "Venusian", add
. mrtab foreign, r(0/3) poly
| Percent of Percent
| Frequency responses of cases
------------+-----------------------------------
0 Domestic | 52 70.27 70.27
1 Foreign | 22 29.73 29.73
2 Martian | 0 0.00 0.00
3 Venusian | 0 0.00 0.00
------------+-----------------------------------
Total | 74 100.00 100.00
Valid cases: 74
Missing cases: 0
ben
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
> Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 11:07 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: RE: Easy question: How to get 0 to show up?
>
> I can't speak for STATA. Curiously enough,
> the same question arises in Stata.
>
> The key question is how you expect Stata to
> know that "Green" was also a possible category.
>
> I guess that there are some languages in which
> the fact that "Green" was
> defined as a possible value by way of a specification
> of possible values would be enough.
>
> Stata doesn't work that way, however. Even if
> you define a set of value labels, Stata doesn't
> automatically tabulate those which are not
> represented in the data, or the subset of the
> data you specify. If these data are string,
> then why should Stata know that "Green" was
> a possible answer any more than (say) "Aardvark"?
>
> So you need a work-around in which you yourself spell
> out the possible values. The only ones I know
> are -tabcount- from SSC and the earlier -tabcond-
> from SSC. Note that had you used
>
> . findit zeros
>
> or
>
> . findit zero
>
> you would have found out about -tabcount- for
> yourself (together, naturally, with lots of
> other stuff).
>
> . findit tabulate zero
>
> would have zeroed in further on what you need.
>
> Here are a few simple examples of how -tabcount-
> works:
>
> . tabcount foreign, v(0 1 2 3 4)
>
> ----------------------
> Car type | Freq.
> ----------+-----------
> Domestic | 52
> Foreign | 22
> 2 |
> 3 |
> 4 |
> ----------------------
>
> . tabcount foreign, v(0 1 2 3 4) zero
>
> ----------------------
> Car type | Freq.
> ----------+-----------
> Domestic | 52
> Foreign | 22
> 2 | 0
> 3 | 0
> 4 | 0
> ----------------------
>
> . decode foreign, gen(FOREIGN)
>
> . tabcount FOREIGN , v("Domestic" "Foreign" "Martian" "Venusian") zero
>
> ----------------------
> Car type | Freq.
> ----------+-----------
> Domestic | 52
> Foreign | 22
> Martian | 0
> Venusian | 0
> ----------------------
>
> Missings are not shown by default. I guess the reason
> you have a puzzle about missing is that you think string
> "." means missing. With strings in Stata only the empty string
> "" means missing. If you have strings "." that you
> regard as missing you should just exclude those if desired
> by
>
> ... if COLOR != "."
>
> or replace them with empty strings.
>
> There was a more discursive account in the Stata Journal
>
> SJ-3-4 pr0011 . . . . . . . . Speaking Stata: Problems with tables,
> Part II
> Q4/03 SJ 3(4):420--439
> reviews three user-written commands (tabcount, makematrix,
> and groups) as different approaches to tabulation problems
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> buddyb
>
> > I'm running STATA 8.
> >
> > If I had a multiple choice question, like, what is
> > your favorite color with red, yellow, black, green as
> > the given choices,and asked 7 people and got the
> > following results....
> >
> > Red 1
> > Yellow 2
> > Black 3
> > Green 0
> > . (missing)
> >
> > When I do a Table COLOR (this is my vname),
> > I get:
> >
> > Red 1
> > Yellow 2
> > Black 3
> >
> > The Green does not show up and I would like it too. I
> > want to repress the missing. How do I do this?
>
>
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