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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Exporting descriptive statistics to excel |

Date |
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 13:33:37 +0100 |

I don't think anything in your question calls for use of MS Excel. Have a look at -tabstat- or -collapse-. -tabstat- will show a table of summary statistics very easily. Whether the variable names are structured is immaterial. Similar comments on -collapse-. Nick On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Kyle Peyton <kyle.peyton@unimelb.edu.au> wrote: > I've been trying to work out something that I think should be pretty simple. I have a large time series dataset and I want to examine the very basic summary statistics that are reported by the sum command for several select variables across 9 years. The code I have written to accomplish this in Stata is the following: > > > forvalues year = 2000/2009 { > foreach x of varlist `list1' { > display `year' > sum `x' if year == `year' > } > } > > Which loops through and gives me the summary statistics for each variable in each year. Unfortunately this is quite a long list. Is it possible to export the data to excel and have a look at each variable across each year, so my top excel row would look like this: Year Variable Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max for a total of 8 columns, which would contain all my summary statistics? I realize it may be better if I first rename all the variables in `list1' to include a _year suffix and thereby reduce my desired excel column width to 7 before trying to export. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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