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Re: st: Too many values error
Steve Nakoneshny <email@example.com>
Re: st: Too many values error
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:26:26 -0600
I could be missing something obvious here, but wouldn't -bysort- help you out here?
Working from your initial code, a possible solution could be written thus:
bys factor: tab net_inc dips_inc if year == 2000, row
On 2012-03-16, at 10:38 AM, Pablo Bonilla wrote:
> Yes, you are right, it is variable with a lot of values. In my data
> base each obs in each year is an individual and the factor variable
> the population weight (expansion factor). What I want is the
> proportion of people in each combinations of categories of the two
> variables (net_inc and disp_inc) by row. Do you think there is a way
> or I have to do it in Excel ???
> Thanks, Eric.
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Eric Booth <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> 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
>> Eric A. Booth
>> Public Policy Research Institute
>> Texas A&M University
>> 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
>>> 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.
>>> Pablo Bonilla
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> Pablo Bonilla
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