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RE: st: RE: RE: outreg/estimates type commands for ttest

From   "Newson, Roger B" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: RE: RE: outreg/estimates type commands for ttest
Date   Fri, 25 Aug 2006 09:50:45 +0100

I think the problem here is that you are using the Stata Results window,
the Stata Viewer window, and the  Stata -net- command in the Stata
Command window, in combinations that don't work. If you type (in the
Command window)

net from

then my website will appear in the Results window. If you then click on
one of the highlighted web links (stata5, stata6, stata7, stata8,
stata9, papers and usergp) then Stata will open a new Viewer window,
based in the appropriate subfolder (stata5, stata6, stata7, stata8,
stata9, papers or usergp), from which you can -net describe- the various
packages, and then return to the subfolder using the Back button of the
Viewer window. However, if you want to go to another subfolder, then you
must either type (in the Command window) a whole new -net- command, such

net from

or, alternatively, close the Viewer window in the first subfolder and
then type (in the Command window) the command

net cd ..

which will return you to the root folder (visible in the Results
window), from which you may click on another subfolder, which will open
another Viewer window.

A possible fix is to start from the Stata website by typing (in the
Command window)

net from

which will cause the StataCorp website to appear in the Results window.
You can then click on the link "users", which will open a new Viewer
window, in which there will be links to my website and also to a lot of
other users' websites. If you then click on the link to my website, then
the Viewer window (not the Results window) will move to my website, and
the links to my subfolders will be on view. You can then go to any one
of my subfolders, and then return to my main folder using the Back
button of the Viewer window, and then click on a second subfolder,
return to my main folder, click on a third subfolder, etc. (Let me know
if this doesn't work.)

I hope this helps.


Roger Newson
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London 
Royal Brompton campus 
Room 33, Emmanuel Kaye Building 
1B Manresa Road
London SW3 6LR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121 ext 3381
Fax: +44 (0)20 7351 8322

Opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the institution.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: 25 August 2006 00:48
Subject: Re: st: RE: RE: outreg/estimates type commands for ttest


Thanks for the suggestions re downloading stuff from your website. I 
actually tried to access using the -net- command in stata and came 
across a small glitch in the links. After the command -net from the user is presented with 
seven highlighted web links (stata5-stata9 papers usergp) and clicking 
on anyone of them takes you to the appropriate place to download the 
files. However, if you try and then go to any of the other links, stata 
seems to remember the previous file path and just adds the new final 
destination folder to end. For example, if I go to the papers link first

(no problems) followed by the usergp link, you get the following error:

file not

found either
  1)  is not a valid URL, or
  2)  could not be contacted, or
  3)  is not a Stata download site (has no stata.toc file).

I tested it for a few different combinations (stata9 then papers, papers

then stata9, usergp then stata9) after restarting Stata and each time it

would allow me to go to the first link but then error on second, and the

error message would be similar to the above with the first link folder 
somehow embedded in the filepath.

I have now resorted to accessing the files directly with my browser but 
thought you would want to know about the glitch.


Newson, Roger B wrote:

>Nick Cox wrote:
>**** Beginning of quote
>In the case of t tests, a work-around is obtained
>by noting that the results of 
>regress <response> <binary variable>
>are equivalent to 
>ttest <response>, by(<binary variable>) 
>so that -outreg- or -estout- (which I think 
>you mean here rather than -estimates-) can then be 
>*** End of quote
>This is the case if the user wanted an equal-variance t-test. However,
>if the user wanted an unequal-variance t-test (complete with
>Satterthwaite corrected degrees of freedom), then the results are not
>quite equivalent.
>It is possible to do unequal-variance t-tests with Satterthwaite
>of freedom, saving the results, using -regress-, -parmby- and
>-metaparm-. For instance, in the -auto- data, the user can type
>. sysuse auto, clear
>. parmby "regress weight", by(foreign) norestore
>. gene byte iwt=!foreign-foreign
>. tempfile tf1
>. metaparm [iwei=iwt] , saving(`tf1', replace)
>. append using `tf1'
>. list
>This replaces the -auto- data in memory with a new dataset (or
>resultsset), with 1 observation for each of 3 parameters (the mean
>weight for US cars, the mean weight for non-US cars, and the difference
>between those 2 means), and variables storing the estimates, degrees of
>freedom, confidence limits and P-values for these parameters. Such a
>dataset can then be processed further to produce an output table,
>possibly using the -listtex- package.
>The packages -listtex-, -metaparm- and -parmest- (which includes
>-parmby-) are all downloadable from SSC. So are a lot of other packages
>which the user can use to generate plots and tables in Stata, using
>output datasets (or resultssets). More about how to use these packages
>can be found in Newson (2003) and in the Stata User Meeting
>presentations of Newson (2002), Newson (2004), Newson (2005) and Newson
>(2006), all of which can be downloaded from ny website at
>using either a browser or the -net- command in Stata.
>I hope this helps.
>Creating plots and tables of estimation results using parmest and
>friends. Presented at the 8th UK Stata User Meeting, 20-21 May, 2002.
>Newson R. Confidence intervals and p-values for delivery to the end
>user. The Stata Journal 2003; 3(3): 245-269.
>Newson R. From datasets to resultssets in Stata. Presented at the 10th
>UK Stata User Meeting, 28-29 June, 2004.
>Newson R. Generalized confidence interval plots using commands or
>dialogs. Presented at the 11th UK Stata User Meeting, 17-18 May, 2005.
>Newson R. Resultssets, resultsspreadsheets and resultsplots in Stata.
>Presented at the 4th German Stata User Meeting, 31 March, 2006.
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