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st: listing variable values


From   Ida Johnsson <ida@2a.pl>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: listing variable values
Date   Sat, 31 Jul 2010 18:42:52 +0200

Hi!
I have the following problem. I have a variables for different industries in long form (industry variable NACE and time variable year) and would like to create a latex table in which the columns would be values for selected variables for selected years, for example:
	
Column 1	Column 2			Column 3
Industry		Turnover Year 1 		Turnover Year 10
	10			1					2
	11			3					5
	12			4					4

etc...


My idea was to create a matrixes with variables values in the columns

mkmat nace Turnover if year==1, matrix(X)

mkmat Turnover if year==10, matrix(Y)

matrix Z=X,Y

and then export them to latex using estout, esttab or outtable. However, when I tried

outtable using "/Users/ida/Desktop/table1",mat(Z) replace label norowlab caption("Turnover")

I got the message "variable r2 not found". The variable Industry has labels, which I would like to be displayed instead of the numerical values, and I'd also like to suppres the row names of the matrix (r1, r2 ... ). I have the feeling that creating a matrix to export variable values to latex is a somewhat roundabout way. Is it possible to use listtex to list values of the same variable but for different years in separate columns?

I will be vary grateful for all help.

Regards,
Ida
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