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Re: st: Table with more than 2 differant variables as columns variables

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Table with more than 2 differant variables as columns variables
Date   Sat, 7 May 2011 17:33:22 +0100

Consider -collapse- of your data over variables and by years. Then - list- the data.


On 7 May 2011, at 17:26, "Jean-Marie Meier" <> wrote:


for my current project I want to create a table which gives an impression of my data set (I am working on an M&A topic in Corporate Finance).

The table shall look the following:

in the rows are the different years

in the culumns are dummy or categorical variables (like friendly/ hostile takveover, tender, cash as payment, stock as payment)


Year Total Observations Friendly hostile tender cash .... further variables

1980 204 160 44 50 123 1981 352 251 101 43 243
1982         ...

I spent 2 hours reviewing the table functions in stata, but somehow I do not get the desired result. I am only able to get something with one row and column variable each or with one row variable and two dummy variables in the form

 tenderoffer and hostile
 ---- 0 ---    ---- 1 ---
    0     1       0     1

It would be great if someone has an approach to tackle
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