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Re: st: bad update? can't set level for weighted tabs


From   Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, support@stata.com
Subject   Re: st: bad update? can't set level for weighted tabs
Date   Tue, 19 Oct 2010 17:02:13 -0400

Also not working on Stata  SE 11.1.  It looks like a bug to me. I
forwarded this to support.

Steve
sjsamuels@gmail.com


On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 4:29 PM, Graham Wright <gwwri@brandeis.edu> wrote:
> First off, we're in version 11.1
>
> So we all admit that this is valid syntax
>
> svyset [pweight=wt3]
> svy: tab vara varb, ci level(80)
>
> right?
>
> It does a weighted tab of two vars and gives you confidence intervals, but
> at the 80% level instead of 95. I've used code like this all the time
> because we did a study where we reported everything at 80% cis for random
> reasons.
>
> This syntax works on my computer, and on MOST of my coworker's computer, but
> for one of us, it doesn't work...it used to, but it doesn't now. It
> generates an error message "option level() not allowed."  The strange thing
> is that he has multiple version of stata (one on his work computer and one
> on his laptop) and it dosen't work on EITHER of them, but works on mine, and
> another 2 coworkers' computers. The only thing that I can think of that's
> different about him is that he has actually updated, and is running the sept
> 30th update, whereas the rest of us are lazy and haven't updated since July.
>  Now I'm scared to update, since I don't want this to start happening to me,
> and I don't know if it's possible to un-update.
>
> fun stuff:
> -this only dosen't work on weighted tabs, the following code: "svy:reg vara
> varb, level(80)"  works fine
> -if you type svy: tab vara varb, ci l(80) you get the same message (option
> level() not found) so stata recognizes the command, just doesn't think it's
> a valid option for tab.
>
> So my question is
>
> 1) does anyone else have this problem?
> 2) does this seem to be due to a buggy update?
> 3) If so, a) can someone tell stata about this? b) is there a way to
> rollback updated to a previous version?
>
> -G
>
>
>
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