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RE: st: Formatted 3-way tables


From   "David Radwin" <dradwin@mprinc.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Formatted 3-way tables
Date   Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:04:05 -0700 (PDT)

Richard,

I agree and made the same point some years ago.

http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-07/msg00233.html

Functionality has improved somewhat since then with respect to integration
with Excel (-export excel- for example), but Stata is still far behind in
many ways.

David
--
David Radwin
Research Associate
MPR Associates, Inc.
2150 Shattuck Ave., Suite 800
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-849-4942
Fax: 510-849-0794

www.mprinc.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Moverare
> Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 12:52 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: Formatted 3-way tables
>
> Eric, David,
>
> thank you for your replies! Both -tab3way- and -tablecol- seem to be
> doing what I want to do. But it seems a bit difficult to use -logout-
> in order to get a result that doesn't need further editing. Thanks
> also for the information about using loops in -tabout-, I don't
> understand how I didn't see that. However, as I understand it, it is
> not a solution if you want supercolumns, only when you add more row,
> or do I miss something here?
>
> Anyway, I will make something work by using your suggestions. Still, I
> am surprised that Stata, that in my opinion is superior to other
> statistical softwares in most aspects, doesn't have some more
> elaborate feature for building and exporting tables. In this aspect,
> SAS, SPSS and other competitors are much better.
>
> All the best,
> Richard
>
> 2012/3/26 David Radwin <dradwin@mprinc.com>
> >
> > Rick,
> >
> > You might also consider Nick Winter's -tablecol- from SSC in
conjunction
> > with the suggestions below.
> >
> > David
> > --
> > David Radwin
> > Research Associate
> > MPR Associates, Inc.
> > 2150 Shattuck Ave., Suite 800
> > Berkeley, CA 94704
> > Phone: 510-849-4942
> > Fax: 510-849-0794
> >
> > www.mprinc.com
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> > > statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Eric Booth
> > > Sent: Monday, March 26, 2012 7:04 AM
> > > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> > > Subject: Re: st: Formatted 3-way tables
> > >
> > > <>
> > >
> > > Hi Rick:
> > >
> > >
> > > > But I would like column percentages, a "total" column (i.e. smokes
> yes
> > > > or no, regardless of race).
> > >
> > >
> > > Take a look at -tab3way- it has the total and percentage options you
> > > describe.
> > >
> > > Also, in terms of exporting these tables  (like -tabout- does) you
> could
> > > also:
> > > a) use -contract- to build your tables  and then export it using -
> > > outsheet- or -export excel-
> > > OR
> > > b) use -logout- to directly export a -table- or -tab3way- command.
> > >
> > > (-logout-, -tabout-, and -tab3way- are from SSC)
> > >
> > > >  I have looked in the manual for -tabout-
> > > > but I haven't seen any solution there. I understand that I can
> > > > generate new variables that give all categories and then use
> > > > -tabulate-, but I have to generate a great number of tables so it
> > > > isn't a feasible way.
> > >
> > > You should look into -forvalues- or -foreach- looping because it can
> > make
> > > the process of creating the combined variable (btw, I suggest using
> > -egen-
> > > function -group()- for this) and many  N-way -tabout- tables very
> > > feasible.  One way to approach this process is already spelled out
on
> > > pages 35/37 of Watson's -tabout- guide:
> > > http://www.ianwatson.com.au/stata/tabout_tutorial.pdf
> > >
> > >
> > > - Eric
> > >
> > > __
> > > Eric A. Booth
> > > Public Policy Research Institute
> > > Texas A&M University
> > > ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
> > > Office: +979.845.6754
> > >
> > >
> > > On Mar 26, 2012, at 3:46 AM, Richard Moverare wrote:
> > >
> > > > Dear Statalist,
> > > >
> > > > I guess this could be solved in some neat way, but I haven't found
> > > > anysolution. I would like to create 3-way tables that looks
> something
> > > > like:
> > > >
> > > > webuse byssin
> > > > table workplace smokes race, row
> > > >
> > > > But I would like column percentages, a "total" column (i.e. smokes
> yes
> > > > or no, regardless of race). I have looked in the manual for
-tabout-
> > > > but I haven't seen any solution there. I understand that I can
> > > > generate new variables that give all categories and then use
> > > > -tabulate-, but I have to generate a great number of tables so it
> > > > isn't a feasible way. This is such a basic feature in all other
> > > > statistical softwares, so I assume there is some easy solution I
> > > > haven't found. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> > > >
> > > > All the best,
> > > > Rick M.
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