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Re: st: summarize, store multiple means?


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: summarize, store multiple means?
Date   Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:20:16 +0100

There is no way to change the behaviour of -summarize- here.

You can set up your own loops or use Mata or use -tabstat- (see also
-tabstatmat- from SSC) or ....

Nick

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 9:09 AM, D-Ta <altruist81@gmx.de> wrote:

> I would like to simply store multiple means as generated by the summarize
> command:
>
> sum var1 var2 .. var100
> matrix averages=r(mean)
>
> However, only the mean of the last (var100) is stored in that matrix. Is
> there anyway to store all the means or do I have to loop over all variables
> and store each mean value seperately in the matrix column?
>
> Ultimately, I would like to run a command like:
>
> bys sex: sum var1 var2 .. var100
>
> and store two set of means in two matrix columns, but I assume accessing
> r(mean) after that command would, again, only give me the very last mean
> entry.
>
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