# Re: st: Appearance of Matrix row and column labels.

 From "Sergiy Radyakin" To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Appearance of Matrix row and column labels. Date Mon, 17 Nov 2008 19:10:49 -0500

```Hello Daniel,

-svy: tab- saves row names into e(Row). Use these values to name
Beware of the decimal point: Stata does not allow decimal points in
rownames, better replace it with something else.

Best regards,

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 6:38 PM, Daniel Schultz <schultzd@tcd.ie> wrote:
> Hej Stata-users....
>
> maybe this is a trivial problem, but I worked for several days on the
> solution and couldn't find one.
>
> So here is the description of the problem:
>
> My purpose is to extract a matrix out of the svy: tab command. So my
> do-file (partly) looks like this:
>
> svy: tab `var'
> mat `var' = e(Prob)
>
> If I now list the matrix with the
>
> mat list `var'
>
> command, all my rows are named y1 and all my columns are named p11.
> Obviously I would like to get the characteristic names as rows. Since
> this is part of a loop I can't do it manually with mat rown = a b c.
> Here an example how it looks like at the moment:
>
> Q0001_02
>
>       p11
> y1    .578
> y1    .321
> y1    .111
>
> Do you have an idea how I can get rid of the y1 and put in the characteristics?
>
> Since I do this for around 1800 variables via a loop, I can't do this
> every time by hand.
> has anybody an idea. This problem also occurs if I want to add the
> number of observations with
>
> mat `var' = (e(Prob)/e(N))
>
> This would be the next step to do.
>
> Best Daniel
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