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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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st: AW: RE: AW: RE: Re: Question about -tabi- and its calculations |

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Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:58:05 +0100 |

<> " The effect of your recommendation would be to add this kind of message to every set of -profiler- outputs, as absolutely no Stata program (strict sense) can act independently of the executable." Stata has come up with so many sensible decisions when to issue messages and when not to (mostly by being conservative), I trust it would manage the problem you are describing quite well. The case Tiago was interested in seems one where my proposed message, cleansed of the histrionics, would make a lot of sense to most users... HTH Martin -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Nick Cox Gesendet: Dienstag, 24. März 2009 17:51 An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Betreff: st: RE: AW: RE: Re: Question about -tabi- and its calculations I don't agree. -profiler- does what it says. The effect of your recommendation would be to add this kind of message to every set of -profiler- outputs, as absolutely no Stata program (strict sense) can act independently of the executable. That might be a useful reminder for a first-time user, but it should rapidly become tedious and pointless on repetition. At most, what it does not do w.r.t. the executable might be made a little clearer in the documentation (if it's unclear; I've not read the manual entry). Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Martin Weiss True, I overlooked this issue. -profiler- could profit from a note at the bottom of its output to the effect of "Dear user, Stata also dipped its toes into the executable, so you may want to be careful to read too much into my results"... Nick Cox This is correct, but does not much illuminate Tiago's question. -tabi- is just a wrapper for -tabulate- and all the work that concerns Tiago is done off-stage by -tabulate-, which is part of the executable. Thus there is no code that users can look at. Precisely what -tabulate- does is thus a matter for the manual entry. . viewsource tabi.ado is a more direct way to see this. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Martin Weiss If your screen is cluttered too heavily by -trace-, try ****** cap profiler clear profiler on tabi 30 13 \ 18 7 \ 38 22, all exact profiler off profiler report ****** which shows that no other -program- apart from -tabi- is involved. Tiago V. Pereira > I am trying to trace -tabi- to see how the asymptotic standard errors for > several statistics are calculated (Goodman-Kruskal´s gamma, tau-b, > Cramer´s V, etc..) > > However, I could not figure out exactly which program performs the > calculations.Again, any advice is more than welcome. * * 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/ * * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**st: RE: AW: RE: AW: RE: Re: Question about -tabi- and its calculations***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**st: Question about -tabi- and its calculations***From:*"Tiago V. Pereira" <tiago.pereira@incor.usp.br>

**st: Re: Question about -tabi- and its calculations***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**st: RE: Re: Question about -tabi- and its calculations***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**st: AW: RE: Re: Question about -tabi- and its calculations***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**st: RE: AW: RE: Re: Question about -tabi- and its calculations***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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