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Re: st: Too many values error


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   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 ????

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