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Re: Re: st: stubwidth(#) for output other than table?


From   "Ariel Linden, DrPH" <ariel.linden@gmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: Re: st: stubwidth(#) for output other than table?
Date   Sat, 26 Nov 2011 11:34:16 -0500

Shoot, I was worried that was the case. 

Thanks for your response, Nick.

Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 18:26:48 +0000
From: Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
Subject: Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 18:26:48 +0000
From: Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: st: stubwidth(#) for output other than table?

Short answer is No. It depends partly on age of program or command and  
partly how much is being displayed on each line.

What global settings there are should be documented under -set-,  
including one of log line size as I recall (I'm travelling and away  
from Stata), but I doubt it affects -summarize-, which is I think  
rather old code written without wider monitors in mind.

Nick

On 25 Nov 2011, at 18:08, "Ariel Linden, DrPH"  
<ariel.linden@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> On a somewhat regular basis I run into the problem of having the  
> variable
> name truncated in the output table (whether that output table be after
> regression or other procedure). In -table- there is a stubwidth(#)  
> option
> that "specifies the width, in units of digit widths, to be allocated  
> to the
> left stub of the table."
>
> Is there a generic alternative to stubwidth for other output? There  
> may be
> user-written programs that allocate a certain width to the first  
> column that
> may result in truncated variable names. It would be helpful if this  
> could be
> overridden in a simple manner.
>
> As an example, I ran -sum- on a couple of variables. As shown, the  
> variable
> names in the first column are truncated
>
> . summarize  tumor_lymphoma_cci metastatic_solid_cci
>
>    Variable |       Obs        Mean    Std. Dev.       Min        Max
> -------------+--------------------------------------------------------
> tumor_lymp~i |     72210    .0104002    .1014505          0          1
> metastatic~i |     72210    .0017311    .0415703          0          1
>
Short answer is No. It depends partly on age of program or command and  
partly how much is being displayed on each line.

What global settings there are should be documented under -set-,  
including one of log line size as I recall (I'm travelling and away  
from Stata), but I doubt it affects -summarize-, which is I think  
rather old code written without wider monitors in mind.

Nick

On 25 Nov 2011, at 18:08, "Ariel Linden, DrPH"  
<ariel.linden@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> On a somewhat regular basis I run into the problem of having the  
> variable
> name truncated in the output table (whether that output table be after
> regression or other procedure). In -table- there is a stubwidth(#)  
> option
> that "specifies the width, in units of digit widths, to be allocated  
> to the
> left stub of the table."
>
> Is there a generic alternative to stubwidth for other output? There  
> may be
> user-written programs that allocate a certain width to the first  
> column that
> may result in truncated variable names. It would be helpful if this  
> could be
> overridden in a simple manner.
>
> As an example, I ran -sum- on a couple of variables. As shown, the  
> variable
> names in the first column are truncated
>
> . summarize  tumor_lymphoma_cci metastatic_solid_cci
>
>    Variable |       Obs        Mean    Std. Dev.       Min        Max
> -------------+--------------------------------------------------------
> tumor_lymp~i |     72210    .0104002    .1014505          0          1
> metastatic~i |     72210    .0017311    .0415703          0          1
>


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