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Re: st: weights

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: weights
Date   Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:12:25 +0100 (BST)

--- On Wed, 27/10/10, Chiara Mussida wrote:
> I have to generate a variable for the sum of household
> disposable income and I must use the available weights to
> get the real sum. Anyway the commands gen and egen (for a
> sake of clarity I used egen newvar=sum(income)) do not
> allow the use of weights.

Why not just use -summarize- or -total-? These allow for
weights and leave the sum behind in the returned results.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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