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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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st: RE: RE: RE: RE: Is it possible to write a procedure in Stata that interacts with the user? |

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Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:50:34 +0100 |

See also documentation on dialog programming. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Hoogendoorn, Adriaan Wow! Thank you, Martin (and Michael) for your reactions to my post. Very helpfull... Martin Weiss [martin.weiss1@gmx.de] Try: ******* cap pr drop my_summarize prog my_summarize vers 11.0 syntax varname di in r "Type 1 if you want mean and standard deviation" _n /* */ "Type 2 if you want median an interquartile range" /* */ _request(myrequest) qui{ su `varlist', det if $myrequest==1 { noi di _n(2) in r "mean: " r(mean) ", sd: " r(sd) } else if $myrequest==2 { noi di _n(2) in r "median: " r(p50) ", iqr: " `=r(p75)-r(p25)' } else{ noi di _n(2) in r "I said 1 or 2..." } } end ******* Then say: ******* sysuse auto, clear my_summarize mpg //upon request: 1 my_summarize mpg //upon request: 2 my_summarize mpg //upon request: 3 ******* Martin Weiss Have you had a look at ******* h display ******* and the -_request- syntax? Hoogendoorn, Adriaan Is it possible to write a procedure that interacts with the user? To give an example of what I mean, suppose that I could create such an interacting procedure "my_summarize" (in a do file) ending with: sysuse auto my_summarize mpg Now I would like Stata to interact with the user, and want Stata to come up with the following suggestion: Type 1 if you want mean and standard deviation or Type 2 if you want median an interquartile range. Please type either 1 or 2. . Typing 1 or 2 from would now result in either the mean and sd of mpg or its median and iqr. Is such an approach (or some alternative) possible in 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: AW: RE: RE: RE: RE: Is it possible to write a procedure in Stata that interacts with the user?***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**References**:**st: Is it possible to write a procedure in Stata that interacts with the user?***From:*"Hoogendoorn, Adriaan" <A.Hoogendoorn@ggzingeest.nl>

**st: RE: Is it possible to write a procedure in Stata that interacts with the user?***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**st: RE: RE: Is it possible to write a procedure in Stata that interacts with the user?***From:*"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

**st: RE: RE: RE: Is it possible to write a procedure in Stata that interacts with the user?***From:*"Hoogendoorn, Adriaan" <A.Hoogendoorn@ggzingeest.nl>

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