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st: tabstat question


From   Höchle, Daniel (MI Switzerland) <daniel.hoechle@rmf.ch>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: tabstat question
Date   Tue, 3 Jun 2008 14:38:04 +0200

Dear all,

Is anyone aware of a -tabstat- like command (or an option to -tabstat-) which allows for plotting "by groups" on the horizontal rather than the vertical?

Here is a simple illustration of what I am looking for:

. sysuse auto, clear
(1978 Automobile Data)

. tabstat  price mpg, statistics(count mean sd skewness kurtosis) by(foreign) columns(variables) format(%9.3f) longstub varwidth(16) labelwidth(32) save nosep

foreign     stats |     price       mpg
------------------+--------------------
Domestic        N |    52.000    52.000
             mean |  6072.423    19.827
               sd |  3097.104     4.743
         skewness |     1.778     0.771
         kurtosis |     5.090     3.441
Foreign         N |    22.000    22.000
             mean |  6384.682    24.773
               sd |  2621.915     6.611
         skewness |     1.215     0.657
         kurtosis |     3.555     3.107
------------------+--------------------
Total           N |    74.000    74.000
             mean |  6165.257    21.297
               sd |  2949.496     5.786
         skewness |     1.653     0.949
         kurtosis |     4.819     3.975
---------------------------------------


However, I would much prefer the following layout to the table created by -tabstat- before:


 foreign |       Domestic      |       Foreign       |          Total     -------------------------------+---------------------+--------------------
   stats |     price       mpg |     price       mpg |     price       mpg ---------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
       N |    52.000    52.000 |    22.000    22.000 |    74.000    74.000
    mean |  6072.423    19.827 |  6384.682    24.773 |  6165.257    21.297
      sd |  3097.104     4.743 |  2621.915     6.611 |  2949.496     5.786
skewness |     1.778     0.771 |     1.215     0.657 |     1.653     0.949
kurtosis |     5.090     3.441 |     3.555     3.107 |     4.819     3.975
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Best regards,
Daniel







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