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st: RE: Tabcount function
-tabcount- is a (user-written) program, not a function.
It is accessible via SSC.
You could pass the argument of interest to -tabcount-
using e.g. a local macro:
su mydate, meanonly
tabcount mydate site, v1(`r(min)'/`r(max)') v2(1/15) ...
> I am trying to use the tabcount function to produce a summary
> of means and
> medians for my data.
> This works:
> mydate is the month of recruitment
> site is the centre where patients are recruited
> 556 - may 06
> 558 - july 06
> tabcount mydate site, v1(556/558) v2(1/15) replace
> freq(tot_rand) zero
> table site, c(sum tot_rand mean tot_rand median tot_rand )
> However, I want someone else to run this as a report on a
> regular basis and
> I want to change the value list such that it either prompts
> the user to
> specify the maxium range for v1 or use a pre-defined value
> instead of hard
> coding it into the program. I know I can't use the statement below.
> tabcount mydate site, v1(556/target_date) v2(1/15) replace
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