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Re: st: Store results from table command in matrix


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Store results from table command in matrix
Date   Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:02:08 +0000

I agree with Kit's emphasis and details.

In addition, note that -collapse- can be used to produce a small
dataset of means which can be exported elsewhere.

Nick

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 3:52 PM, Christopher Baum <kit.baum@bc.edu> wrote:
> <>
> Barbro asks
>
> Is there something similar to tabstatmat or makematrix for the table command?
>
> I would like to use the results from a "table" command as a matrix.
> -- example command
>
> .table var1 var2 , c(mean var3) concise
>
> does a simple solution to this problem exist?
>
> Please help - I do seem to have problems in phrasing the question in a
> way that doesn't produce a huge number of irrelevant results
>
>
>
> No. As you can see from --return list--, the --table-- command does not save anything beyond the sample size.
> Ian Watson's --tabout-- from SSC can be used to do this in a somewhat roundabout manner.
>
> sysuse auto
> tabout mpg rep78 using junk.csv, c(mean price) sum replace f(1)
> insheet using junk.csv,clear
> destring v*, force replace
>
> This will create numeric variables. If you want them as a Stata matrix (why?) you can use mkmat. Note that values not appearing in the two-way table show up as missings, so you might want to mvencode them as zeros (or not).
>
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