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RE: st: AW: AW: save two-way tables as a dataset


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: AW: AW: save two-way tables as a dataset
Date   Sat, 5 Jun 2010 00:38:25 +0200

<>

" A pity though, it would have been wonderful if there were a way to make
stata simply go ahead and put a table into a datset the very way it appears
on the stata output window..."



To get the output _asis_ into a word processor, just -log- it and open the
log file in your processor:

***
sysuse auto, clear

//to log in an additional log

log using mylog, name(newlog) replace
table rep78 foreign, c(mean headroom) row

log close newlog

//translate
translate mylog.smcl mylog.txt, replace
!start mylog.txt
***

Or copy and paste it with a right-click. Is your goal really to have it in a
word-processor, or do you want to further process the numbers in the
-table-?


On a different level, Stata cannot possibly cater to every need that arises
in this area. -postfile- is sort of the last hope in such cases, and it is
versatile enough for experienced users to get customized solutions. But just
imagine what you are asking for: A Stata file that looks exactly as the
-table-. How would, for instance, the second column be formatted? As string
(to store "Car Type" and "Domestic") or as numeric, to store the numbers in
the -table-?

HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Hewan Belay
Sent: Freitag, 4. Juni 2010 23:28
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: AW: AW: save two-way tables as a dataset

Dear Martin and Nick,

Thanks for your response. It appears to be the case that there is no way to
make the output of a two-way table directly appear in a dataset *the very
way* it appears as stata output, without writing additional command lines to
bring it into the desired shape.

There are various reasons I had wanted this to be the case:

1) To calculate the kind of ratios I described--Martin, you're right this
can still, be done with the additional command lines such as what you
proposed below

2) to take the table (if it could be made to look like the way the stata
output of the twoway table does) with the resulting ratios and immediately
(without much fuss) bring it into some word processing application--for that
Martin your solution wouldn't work

Nick, -contract- works for counts/frequencies but not for means. -collapse-
would do, but I would need to redo my many (many!) command lines which use
-table-.

So I'll go with Martin's suggestion to the person who asked about this
w.r.t. one-way tables, i.e. add the -replace- option to -table-, and then do
further manipulations a la Martin's below example. A pity though, it would
have been wonderful if there were a way to make stata simply go ahead and
put a table into a datset the very way it appears on the stata output
window...

Best,
Hewan

--- On Thu, 6/3/10, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:

> From: Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
> Subject: st: AW: AW: save two-way tables as a dataset
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010, 3:45 PM
> 
> <> 
> 
> BTW, the output from -table- still allows you to calculate
> a ratio where
> appropriate:
> 
> 
> *************
> sysuse auto, clear
> table rep78 foreign, contents(sum headroom ) row replace
> list, sepby(rep78) noo
> bys rep78 (foreign): gen ratio=table1[1]/table1[2] if
> _N==2
> list, sepby(rep78) noo
> *************
> 
> 
> 
> HTH
> Martin
> 
> 
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]
> Im Auftrag von Martin Weiss
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 3. Juni 2010 17:36
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: AW: save two-way tables as a dataset
> 
> 
> <> 
> 
> 
> Where and how do you want to use/further process the
> results? 
> 
> You may want to look at Ian`s -ssc d tabout- (the ssc
> server may be down at
> the moment, just as Kit said last night). 
> 
> 
> 
> HTH
> Martin
> 
> 
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]
> Im Auftrag von Hewan Belay
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 3. Juni 2010 17:17
> An: Stata List
> Betreff: st: save two-way tables as a dataset
> 
> Dear Statalist,
> 
> Back in 2009 there was a thread about how to save stata
> outputs, such as
> outputs from the -table- command, as datasets: 
> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2009-04/msg00321.html
> .
> This seems to work well only in one-way tables. For
> example, using the
> example Martin gave back then, the following works well:
> 
> sysuse auto, clear
> table rep78, contents(sum headroom ) row 
> table rep78, contents(sum headroom ) row replace
> list
> 
> However, I want to save a twoway table as a dataset. Notice
> that the datset
> doesn't look much like the output table:
> 
> table rep78 foreign, contents(sum headroom ) row 
> table rep78 foreign, contents(sum headroom ) row replace
> list
> 
> I want it to look more or less like the output table, that
> is, in this case
> a dataset with three variables--rep78, domestic, and
> foreign--for example so
> that I can create, say, an additional variable which gives
> me the ratio of
> domestic to foreign etc. Sure, I can do -reshape- and so
> forth, but it would
> be much cleaner if the output could be produced as a
> dataset without me
> having to write several lines to get it to look like the
> output.
> 
> Thanks for any help on this,
> Hewan
> 
> 
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