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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Too many values error |

Date |
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:33:13 +0000 |

-groups- (SSC) uses -list- as a basis for showing tables. The limits on tabulation don't apply. Nick On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Pablo Bonilla <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com> 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 ??? On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Eric Booth <eric.a.booth@gmail.com> 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).>> On Mar 16, 2012, at 10:49 AM, Pablo Bonilla wrote: >>> 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 ???? * * 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/

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