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Sandra Rayman <sandyrayman@googlemail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: AW: numeric format |

Date |
Fri, 14 Aug 2009 21:01:39 +0200 |

That is exactly what I want - to get a count of the combinations of the variables involved! As I am simply counting the number of people in each racial group in each year in my survey data - my original code was -table date race [fweight = weight], format(%15.0g)-. Using the -mean-coding simply averages out the codes for the different racial groups - definately not what I want. The table in my coding is what I need, the only problem is the exponential format as this does not allow me to see the actual number in each group. Surely there must be a way in Stata to get such a basic table with the actual numbers? Yours, Sandy On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 8:27 PM, Martin Weiss<martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote: > > <> > > There lies the rub. If you say table x id, you get a count of the > combinations of variables involved - which is 1000 following Nick`s > modification -, so you should still use the code where the mean is > calculated to get a big number... > > > HTH > Martin > > > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Sandra Rayman > Sent: Freitag, 14. August 2009 20:20 > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: Re: st: AW: numeric format > > Thank you. I am now able to get the example code working, but it still > does not solve my problem of how, in general, to get a table in > non-exponential format. > > For example, if (using the example) I say -table x id, format(%18.0fc)- I > get: > > ------------------------------ > | id > x | 1 > ----------+------------------- > 1.00e+12 | 1,000 > ------------------------------ > > And I get the same result if I say -table x id, format(%18.0fc)-. The > example works, where id is just 1 throughout, but that is not the kind > of table I need as it just gives the mean of the variable I am > interested in. I am still trying to get a basic table (as per the > comand above) with the actual numbers showing in non-exponential > format. Sorry to keep bothering people with this question but I am > just sure that there must be a simple way around it... > > Yours, > Sandy. > > > > > On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Nick Cox<n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: >> -rnormal()- was introduced during the lifetime of Stata 10. >> >> The FAQ new members are asked to read asks users to make clear whether > they are using an out-of-date version; the current version is 11. >> >> The equivalent command for Stata 9.2 uses -invnormal(uniform())- >> >> However, as you guessed, that detail is irrelevant to your problem. >> >> This code worked for me with Stata 10.1. I no longer have Stata 9.2 on my > machine: >> >> . clear >> >> . set obs 1000 >> obs was 0, now 1000 >> >> . >> . gen x=1e12 >> >> . >> . gen id =_n<=5000 >> >> . >> . table id, contents(mean x) >> >> ---------------------- >> id | mean(x) >> ----------+----------- >> 1 | 1.00e+12 >> ---------------------- >> >> . table id, contents(mean x) /* >>> */ format(%18.0fc) >> >> ------------------------------ >> id | mean(x) >> ----------+------------------- >> 1 | 999,999,995,904 >> ------------------------------ >> >> >> Nick >> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk >> >> Sandra Rayman >> >> Thank for for the prompt reply. I am unable to follow the suggested >> code exactly as the 'rnormal' part gives me an error message that it >> is an unknown function (perhaps because I am using Stata 9.2). >> However, looking through the rest of the suggested code I thought that >> the key part might be 'format(%11.0fc)', so I tried this but still >> without success. Specifically, I tried >> table date race [fweight = weight], format(%15.0fc) and several >> variations of this, but the numbers are still presented in exponential >> format. What am I missing here? >> >> Thanks for clarification or any other suggestions. >> >> 2009/8/14 Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>: >> >>> ************* >>> clear* >>> set obs 10000 >>> >>> gen x=rnormal(10000000) >>> >>> gen id =_n<=5000 >>> >>> table id, contents(mean x) >>> table id, contents(mean x) /* >>> */ format(%11.0fc) >>> ************* >> >> Sandra Rayman >> >>> This is my first question to Statalist, and I'm afraid it's a bit of a >>> basic one. I need a basic table of statistics and the problem I am >>> having is that the numbers are shown in exponential rather than >>> regular format. From the help function I read how to use the format >>> command but the problem remains. >>> >>> I am using survey data and just need a basic table of the number of >>> people, in each year, by race. The command I am using is: >>> table date race [fweight = weight], format(%15.0g) >>> >>> I have tried increasing the number in the format command more and more >>> (e.g. format(%18.0g)) but all that happens is that the columns get >>> wider and the numbers are shown as e.g. 1.16e+07 whereas I need the >>> full numbers. I know this should be easy, but from the help function >>> and statalist archive I can't figure out how to do it. >> >> * >> * 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/ > > > > * > * 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/

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