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st: RE: AW: RE: RE: Suppress col total in tab2, tabout?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: AW: RE: RE: Suppress col total in tab2, tabout?
Date   Thu, 5 Nov 2009 17:59:14 -0000

I think you're making a big inferential jump here. There is a difference
between "no one who looked at my problem suggested a way to do it that
is compatible with my own constraints, including not using TeX" and
"Stata cannot do what I want". 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Kaulisch, Marc

My hope was that Stata is far more advanced in its usability for
reporting descriptive statistics. Formatting tables in any word
processor (I do not know Tex) is very time consuming if it could not be
well prepared from the statistics software. Even more if you have to
deal with hundreds of tables as in our case.

The -estout-/-estpost- solution suggested by Martin is also no option as
frequencies and col percentages are presented vertically - as far as my
test of it went. But as I understood Phil this is the standard behaviour
of -tabdisp-. My suggestion of a "nototal"-option was derived from the
behaviour of -tab2way- to not display totals unless you specify it...

More astonishing is to have a look at the capabilities of SPSS in this
regard. It got the table I wanted within a minute and an even more
complicated version in two (see below).

For the Stata wishlist:

Table
Rowvar	colvar1	colvar2
		1	2	1	2	3
		n C%	n C%	n C%	n C%	n C%
1		
2
3
Total


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