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"Austin Nichols" <austinnichols@gmail.com> |

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st: revised -tabstatmat- on SSC |

Date |
Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:05:14 -0500 |

Thanks to Kit Baum, a new version of -tabstatmat- is available from SSC. -tabstatmat- collects in one matrix a variety of useful summary statistics produced by -tabstat- for numeric variables, possibly by values of another variable. Without the by() option, -tabstat- is a useful alternative to -summarize- because it allows you to specify the list of statistics to be displayed; with the by() option, -tabstat- resembles -tab, sum()- in that it reports statistics for a varlist for each of the different values of another variable. This version of -tabstatmat- should not issue conformability errors and reworks the labels on the resultant matrix so they should better match the output from -tabstat- It is possible that the changes may break certain uses of the older version of the command; if so, I do not know which uses those might be (my certification script runs fine on the new version, but I don't test every possible use). You may want to back up the old version under a different name before updating if you use -tabstatmat- for nonstandard applications. If you want to compare the old version of -tabstatmat- to the new one, issue the following commands in order (or paste the whole block to the command window) to back up the old version in a new file, and then try out both versions: loc f `"`c(sysdir_plus)'t/"' filefilter `"`f'tabstatmat.ado"' `"`f'tsm0.ado"', from("tabstatmat") to("tsm0") ssc inst tabstatmat, replace sysuse auto, clear qui tabstat price mpg, by(rep78) s(mean sd min max) save mi tsm0 A tabstatmat B To get results into Excel on a Windows system, you might want to download -xml_tab- from SSC and then try: qui tabstat price mpg, by(foreign) s(mean sd min max) save tabstatmat C xml_tab C, save(temp.xls) !temp.xls erase temp.xls To get results into LaTeX, you might want to download -outtable- from SSC; see also http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/latex/matrices.htm Note also that -estout- on SSC can produce formatted RTF files suitable for opening directly in MS Word containing tables of summary statistics; see e.g. -help estadd- and http://repec.org/bocode/e/estout/advanced.html#advanced100 http://repec.org/bocode/e/estout/esttab.html#esttab011 but preventing casewise deletion of missing values is difficult, I believe: http://repec.org/bocode/e/estout/advanced.html#advanced901 i.e. without a lot of extra work, the summary stats will be for obs with all vars nonmissing. A loop (using -foreach- or equivalent) over -display- or -file- or both commands tends to be the most versatile approach to these kinds of problems, since you are limited only by your own imagination; see e.g. http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-11/msg01160.html http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2006-02/msg00214.html On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 1:31 AM, User Stata <statachina@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear Users, > > my students is using Stata 10.0 but find that tabstatmat cannot > work here properly <snip> > Chuntao Li * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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