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Re: st: Program for collecting the totals from tabm


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Program for collecting the totals from tabm
Date   Wed, 18 May 2011 00:33:59 +0100

Thanks on behalf of all user-programmers for the thanks. -tabm- is
part of -tab_chi- from SSC. Please remember the Statalist request to
explain _where_ user-written programs you refer to come from.

-tabm- lets you reach through to -tabulate-'s options, so using
-replace- will give you a dataset that is what -tabm- works with
(temporarily).

But aren't you better off just with -collapse (sum)- followed by
something equally simple?

Nick

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 12:12 AM, Daniel Chandler
<dwchandl@suddenlink.net> wrote:

> As a preface I would like to express my gratitude for tabm and the many
> other user-written programs I use all the time (statplot being the most
> recent).
>
> Using tabm I can summarize a number of comparable variables, in this case
> a Likert scale going from 1-6:
>
>
> . tabm iu1staff- iu5staffrev, nofreq row valuelabel(response)
>
>                     |                              values
>            variable             |        SD    MD    D   A      MA    SA
> |     Total
> ----------------------+----------------------------------------------------
> --------------+----------
> Staff accepts me for |      2.01       3.02       3.02      11.06
> 34.17      46.73 |    100.00
> Staff is interested     |      9.55      12.56      13.07      26.13
> 25.13      13.57|    100.00
> Staff respects my sp |      3.57       1.02       1.02      11.22
> 27.55      55.61 |    100.00
> Staff appreciates my |      1.50       2.50       3.00      17.50
> 35.50      40.00 |    100.00
> Staff doesnšt really    |      3.48       7.46       9.45      13.43
> 30.85      35.32 |    100.00
> ----------------------+----------------------------------------------------
> --------------+----------
>               Total                |      4.02       5.33       5.93
> 15.88      30.65      38.19 |    100.00
>
>
> I have 75 variables that I would like to get the "Totals" for (in groups
> of 5 as above). I would like the totals to be contracted into a table or
> dataset with 15 rows corresponding to the 15 totals rows.
>
> Here is an example done manually (with percentages converted to
> fractions--which is not a necessary part of what I need):
>
>                         SD     MD     D      A      MA    SA
> Individual Uniqueness 0.0392      0.0653      0.0933     0.1604     0.319
>  0.3228
> Non-judgmentalism     0.0444      0.1463    0.1556      0.1778     0.2241
> 0.2519
> Motivation            0.0241      0.0352     0.037       0.1204     0.3593
>  0.4241
> Power                 0.0243       0.0578     0.069     0.1623      0.3489
>  0.3377
> Respect               0.0241     0.0463     0.0556     0.1481     0.3148
> 0.4111
>
>
> I have not been able to figure out how to do this except manually, which
> won't work as this is to be part of a program run recurrently.
>

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