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Re: st: return results from dstdize

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: return results from dstdize
Date   Tue, 13 Nov 2007 09:54:06 +0000 (GMT)

--- West Joe <> wrote:
> I have carried out my dstdize command but would like to get hold of
> the standard errors of the adjusted rates, either displayed or saved.
> I am using version 9.2. I have tried
> dstdize ndths pops agegrp, by(year) using(european_pop.dta)
> return list
> The standardisation goes ok but the returned results look like the
> output below. I was expecting the r(se) matrix to be a macro, and to
> be the standard error I am looking for, according to the online help
> but it seems not to be the case. 

In the output you show r(se) is clearly identified as a matrix and not
as a macro. So if you want to get hold of the standard errors you have
to use matrix commands not macro commands. Have a look at 
-help matrix-. I find it often helpfull to first create a copy of the
matrix using a more conventional name, e.g. -matrix se = r(se)-, and
than work with the matrix se instead of r(se).  

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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The Netherlands

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