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Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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"'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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RE: st: tabulate produces inconsistent output? |

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Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:29:39 +0000 |

With good reason. -tabulate- is an official command and not downloadable from SSC. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Christian Raschke Thanks for the answer. I tried that and the results is "package not found". On 11/21/2011 10:19 AM, Muhammad Anees wrote: > Try -ssc uninstall tabulate- and -ssc uninstall tabulate- to check if > the update matters only for the -tabulate- in use. > > On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 9:07 PM, Christian Raschke > <crasch2@tigers.lsu.edu> wrote: >> Any other opinions? >> >> The only suggestion so far is that I update my Stata. But I am fully updated >> and there are no further updates available, so that is not the problem. >> >> I am very concerned because there are no errors or any other problems >> whatsoever that would indicate a faulty installation or the like. There are >> no red flags, only clearly incorrect output. >> >> Christian >> >> >> >> On 11/19/2011 1:42 PM, Christian Raschke wrote: >>> Hello Stata-listers, >>> >>> I am running into the following very odd problem: I have a factor variable >>> that I would like to -tabulate-, but every time I use -tab-, I get different >>> results. When running -tab- back to back on the same variable in the same >>> data set I get entirely different results every time. >>> >>> All the years that I have used Stata, I've never had anything like this >>> happen, so I am totally stumped. There are only 2 variables in my data set: >>> a variable "ID" that is storage type double and the variable "pldel" that is >>> storage type byte. >>> >>> Please see what I copied and pasted at the end of this email straight from >>> my interactive session. The same oddity occurs if I use the -tab pldel, >>> gen()- syntax; in that same session I continue to get different results >>> every time I run a simple tab, so the below are just two arbitrary examples. >>> >>> If I open a new clean session of Stata, then tab works as expected. I did >>> not define any user defined programs or do anything anything else of that >>> nature in the broken session. The only commands in my Command History are >>> various versions of -use-, -tab-, -count-, -describe-, and -browse-. >>> >>> So, what might have happened to break a basic command like -tab-? I know >>> that using a new session fixes the immediate problem at hand, but I want to >>> ensure that something like this does not happen in any of my data analyses >>> in the future! >>> >>> If it matters, I'm running Stata 12.0 SE 64-bit on a Windows 7 machine. >>> >>> I apologize if this has been discussed before, but a quick preliminary >>> search turned up nothing. I would appreciate any help troubleshooting. >>> >>> >>> . tab pldel >>> >>> Place of | >>> Delivery | Freq. Percent Cum. >>> ------------+----------------------------------- >>> 1 | 223,057 98.96 98.96 >>> 2 | 2,191 0.97 99.93 >>> 3 | 106 0.05 99.98 >>> 9 | 46 0.02 100.00 >>> ------------+----------------------------------- >>> Total | 225,400 100.00 >>> r; t=0.08 13:15:07 >>> >>> . tab pldel >>> >>> Place of | >>> Delivery | Freq. Percent Cum. >>> ------------+----------------------------------- >>> 1 | 62,726 99.41 99.41 >>> 2 | 351 0.56 99.96 >>> 9 | 23 0.04 100.00 >>> ------------+----------------------------------- >>> Total | 63,100 100.00 >>> r; t=0.08 13:15:11 >>> >>> . count >>> 3765064 >>> r; t=0.02 13:15:14 * * 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/

**References**:**st: tabulate produces inconsistent output?***From:*Christian Raschke <crasch2@tigers.lsu.edu>

**Re: st: tabulate produces inconsistent output?***From:*Christian Raschke <crasch2@tigers.lsu.edu>

**Re: st: tabulate produces inconsistent output?***From:*Muhammad Anees <anees@aneconomist.com>

**Re: st: tabulate produces inconsistent output?***From:*Christian Raschke <crasch2@tigers.lsu.edu>

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