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Re: st: Too many values error


From   Eric Booth <eric.a.booth@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Too many values error
Date   Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:15:43 -0500

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This error means that one of your variables has too many values -- it's most likely 'factor' (I assume 'double' variable means it is stored as double format?).  If you try -tab factor- you'll get the same result.

'factor' will need to be recoded into some manageable number of categories in order to include it in the -table-.  

If this is not the issue then please provide more information (at minimum, -describe- and -tabulate- your 3 variables of interest).

- Eric

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Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute 
Texas A&M University
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On Mar 16, 2012, at 10:49 AM, Pablo Bonilla wrote:

> Dear Stata list,
> 
> I need to produce a single table for each of the following years.
> 
> 
>       year |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
> ------------+-----------------------------------
>       1992 |     63,180       11.47       11.47
>       1996 |     84,252       15.30       26.77
>       2000 |     60,648       11.01       37.78
>       2008 |    176,808       32.10       69.88
>       2010 |    165,930       30.12      100.00
> ------------+-----------------------------------
>      Total |    550,818      100.00
> 
> 
> As you can see I do not have to many obs in each year but when I try
> 
> table net_inc disp_inc factor if year == 2000, row
> 
> I get
> 
> too many values
> r(134);
> 
> 
> both net_inc and  disp_inc are categorical variables of five
> categories each, and factor is a double variable. I wouldn't like to
> do this tables in Excel but for now is the only way that I find. Do
> you have any suggestions ????
> 
> As always, thank you so much.
> 
> 
> Best,
> ----
> 
> Pablo Bonilla
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