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st: how to specify the decimals for output--con't


From   Lan Zhang <lanvandy@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: how to specify the decimals for output--con't
Date   Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:02:11 -0500

Hello,

Thanks so much for your responses (see below) for my problems. Now I
want to calculate either row or column percentages (usually I use 'tab
var1 var2, row/col', and by default it gives the percentages with two
decimals), and would also like to output one decimal (or maybe three
or four) for each value. It seems the 'fre' and 'groups' can't do
this. They could only give the percentages out of total N.

Thanks,

Lan


> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 10:06:20 -0500
> From: Lan Zhang <lanvandy@gmail.com>
> Subject: st: how to specify the decimals for output
>
> When use 'tab var' for frequencies of categorical variables, Stata
> gives the percentages of two decimals. I wanna just one decimal. How
> to change it? I didn't find any optional commands that has this
> function. If I can't achieve this from the 'tab' command, how could I
> do it using other command that may also give the percentages of the
> categories.
>
> Thanks,
> *
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:55:04 -0400
> From: Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: st: how to specify the decimals for output
>
> Lan Zhang <lanvandy@gmail.com> :
>
> ssc inst fre
> sysuse auto, clear
> fre rep78, f(1) nomiss
>
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 11:06 AM, Lan Zhang <lanvandy@gmail.com> wrote:
>> When use 'tab var' for frequencies of categorical variables, Stata
>> gives the percentages of two decimals. I wanna just one decimal. How
>> to change it? I didn't find any optional commands that has this
>> function. If I can't achieve this from the 'tab' command, how could I
>> do it using other command that may also give the percentages of the
>> categories.
> *
> *   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/
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:59:48 +0100
> From: Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: st: how to specify the decimals for output
>
> Also
>
> ssc inst groups
> sysuse auto
> groups foreign, format(%2.1f)
>
>  +------------------------------------+
>  |  foreign   Freq.   Percent    Cum. |
>  |------------------------------------|
>  | Domestic      52      70.3    70.3 |
>  |  Foreign      22      29.7   100.0 |
>  +------------------------------------+
>
> - -fre- is spectacular for one-way tabulation.
>
> - -groups- can do n-way tables, but always collapsed to one dimension.
>
> Nick .
>
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 4:55 PM, Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Lan Zhang <lanvandy@gmail.com> :
>>
>> ssc inst fre
>> sysuse auto, clear
>> fre rep78, f(1) nomiss
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 11:06 AM, Lan Zhang <lanvandy@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> When use 'tab var' for frequencies of categorical variables, Stata
>>> gives the percentages of two decimals. I wanna just one decimal. How
>>> to change it? I didn't find any optional commands that has this
>>> function. If I can't achieve this from the 'tab' command, how could I
>>> do it using other command that may also give the percentages of the
>>> categories.
> *
> *   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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