Michael,
that is a lot clearer now. I can see your point. One technique that
Stata employs for these purposes is a "key" in the upper left corner
as in
tabulate rep78 foreign, clrchi2 row
Another one is
tabstat price mpg, statistics( mean count ) columns(variables)
where there are row headers. Note, though, that they disappear when
you use by as in
tabstat price mpg, statistics( mean count p1 p50 ) by(foreign)
columns(variables)
You may want to try your luck with h tabdisp which, AFAIK, most of
these commands call to construct their output.
HTH
Martin
I do not think this is possible with table, you will probably have to try
Quoting Michael McCulloch <mm@pinest.org>:
Thank you Martin, I apologize. Here's my question, more clearly stated:
Is it possible to show the row headers for cell contents in summary
tables created with the table command? For example, in the following
table, stratified horizontally by:
domestic
foreign,
I have specified that the cell contents should report:
mean mpg
mean headroom.
What I would like to do is display the row headers "Avg mpg" and "Avg
headroom", underneath each of the row super headers Domestic and
Foreign.
clear
sysuse auto
tab price
gen pricelevel=1
replace pricelevel=2 if price>6000
table foreign pricelevel, contents(mean mpg mean headroom) col
format(%9.2g) cen
Therefore, I would like to specify that in this table the lefthand row
headers would read:
Domestic
Avg mpg
Avg headroom
Foreign
Avg mpg
Avg headroom
Hope this is more clear!
Although you demonstrate your problem with the auto dataset, I
still do not get what you want. pricelevel has no value
labels; on top of that, it forms the columns and not the rows.
When I run
your example, I get the following:

 pricelevel
Car type  1 2 Total
+
Domestic  21 16 20
 3.1 3.4 3.2

Foreign  27 21 25
 2.7 2.5 2.6
Maybe you can tell the list what more you want...
HTH
Martin
Quoting Michael McCulloch <mm@pinest.org>:
I'm using table to create summary tables. Is it possible to show the
row headers for cell contents?
For example, in this table I can't display pricelevel row labels for
the cell contents rows:
clear
sysuse auto
tab price
gen pricelevel=1
replace pricelevel=2 if price>6000
table foreign pricelevel, contents(mean mpg mean headroom) col
format(%9.2g) cen
Michael
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