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st: RE: Tabcount function


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Tabcount function
Date   Tue, 4 Jul 2006 20:25:40 +0100

-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) ...


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

Urvi Shah
 
> 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 
> freq(tot_rand)
> zero
> 

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