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RE: st: RE: How to use dataset where each record relates to a specific number of observations (weights?)


From   "David Radwin" <dradwin@mprinc.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: How to use dataset where each record relates to a specific number of observations (weights?)
Date   Tue, 31 May 2011 09:00:10 -0700 (PDT)

Nick,

The issue with copying as table is lining up the cursor precisely so that
Stata "knows" where the tab stops are. I can't easily describe this in
words. It may take some trial and error. David Elliott addressed this
problem a while ago:
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-07/msg00238.html .

If you use another command like -tabout- (SSC) or -outsheet- to create
comma-separated or tab-separated tables in separate files, you can simply
open the files directly in Excel (or the equivalent) and the tab stops
will always be in the correct places.

David
--
David Radwin
Research Associate
MPR Associates, Inc.
2150 Shattuck Ave., Suite 800
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-849-4942
Fax: 510-849-0794

www.mprinc.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Petschek
> Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 8:45 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: RE: How to use dataset where each record relates to a
> specific number of observations (weights?)
>
> Thank you, David.  Worked magically.  However I was unable to copy it
> into excel without formating issues (neither copying "as table" or
> text import in excel worked).
>
> Nick
>
> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 9:16 PM, David Radwin <dradwin@mprinc.com>
wrote:
> > Nick,
> >
> > 1. It is weighting. Add [fweight=NUMBER] to your commands in the
> > appropriate place, typically immediately before the comma that
signifies
> > options. See -help weight- for more on this.
> >
> > 2. Try this:
> >
> > . recode NAT (1=100) (2=0), generate(NAT2)
> > . table COUB COUNTRY, contents(mean NAT2) format(%9.0f)
> >
> > If you want percentage signs and/or Excel-friendly output, try
> installing
> > and using Ian Watson's -tabout- from SSC. A nice PDF help file is also
> > available.
> >
> > . ssc install tabout
> >
> > David
> > --
> > David Radwin
> > Research Associate
> > MPR Associates, Inc.
> > 2150 Shattuck Ave., Suite 800
> > Berkeley, CA 94704
> > Phone: 510-849-4942
> > Fax: 510-849-0794
> >
> > www.mprinc.com
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> >> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Petschek
> >> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2011 5:57 PM
> >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >> Subject: st: How to use dataset where each record relates to a
specific
> >> number of observations (weights?)
> >>
> >> Dear Statalist,
> >>
> >> I have two (basic) questions.  I would very much appreciate direction
> >> on either or both!
> >>
> >> 1. How do I use a dataset where each record (row) is representing
more
> >> than one observation?  Specifically, there is a variable NUMBER which
> >> denotes how many observations the record refers to.  Abstractly I
> >> understand that each record would just need to be multiplied by
> >> NUMBER.  At the moment I am only looking to run cross-tabs but do not
> >> understand how to get STATA to incorporate the variable NUMBER (which
> >> I believe could be similar to weighting?).
> >>
> >> For example, I want the naturalization rates of foreign born
> >> populations using NAT (1 if naturalized 2 if not) COUB (country of
> >> birth) and COUNTRY (country of residence) to find the percent of each
> >> foreign born group naturalized in each host country.  I have run:
> >>
> >> by NAT, sort : tab COUB COUNTRY
> >>
> >> However this does not capture the fact that each record refers to a
> >> distinct number of observations.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 2. I am sure there must be a more straightforward way to obtain the
> >> results I am looking for, with the above code I have been exporting
to
> >> excel and then doing the final percent calculation.  Is there a more
> >> straightforward way to tell STATA what I want?  Ideally I want my
> >> results to look like this:
> >>
> >>                  COUNTRY
> >> COUB          1            2            3
> >> A              %nat      %nat      %nat
> >> B              %nat      %nat      %nat
> >> C              %nat      %nat      %nat
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Many thanks for advice or direction,
> >>
> >> Nick
> >> nick.petschek@gmail.com
> >>
> >> --
> >> Nicholas S. Petschek
> >> Master's Candidate | Tufts University
> >> Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning | 2012
> >> MALD at The Fletcher School | 2012

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