Notice: On March 31, it was **announced** that Statalist is moving from an email list to a **forum**. The old list will shut down on April 23, and its replacement, **statalist.org** is already up and running.

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

From |
Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Outreg margins error |

Date |
Thu, 6 Sep 2012 16:20:58 +0100 |

I don't think you are understanding what -margins- does. Look at the help and you will see that it starts margins [marginlist] [if] [in] [weight] [, response_options options] where marginlist is a list of factor variables or interactions that appear in the current estimation results. So, you are offering tfhhh shg lntotalexp ... to -margins- as a marginslist. My interpretation is that -margins- is happy to accept -tfhhh shg-, whatever they are, as part of a marginslist but bails out because -lntotalexp- is certainly not acceptable. Otherwise put, it's not enough that your syntax looks like what Carsten was using as an example. It must also make sense to -margins. Also, you really must read the help! Nick On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM, Wameq Raza <wameq.r@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear Nick, > Thanks for the response. Yes, the lntotalexp is the natural log of > expenditure. My syntax was: > > margins tfhhh shg lntotalexp lnhhsize fem0to13 fem36to55 fem55 > men0to13 men14to35 men36to55 men55 eduprim_hh edumid /// > _hh eduhigh_hh scst dumemp_hh2 dumemp_hh3 dumemp_hh4 dumemp_hh5 > dumemp_hh6 kanpur allahabad aillness1 aillness2 ail /// > lness4 aillness5, post > > lntotalexp: factor variables may not contain noninteger values > r(452); > > > Hopefully this syntax is correct following the previous response from > Carsten. I've also tried getting the margins using the same syntax > one variable at a time, but to no avail. Any suggestions? > Wameq > > On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 2:02 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: >> My suggestions are: >> >> 1. The error means what it says: -lntotalexp- (presumably the log of >> total expenditure) cannot be a factor variable. >> >> 2. The error arises from incorrect syntax, but you need to show us >> _exactly_ what you typed with your data. >> >> 3. For "STATA" read "Stata" throughout. >> >> 4. Points 2 and 3 are covered by the Statalist FAQ, so you really >> should read that before re-posting. >> >> Nick >> >> On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Wameq Raza <wameq.r@gmail.com> wrote: >>> Dear Carsten and John, >>> Thank you so very much for the replies. As for the syntax Carsten >>> suggested, STATA gives me an error when estimating continuous >>> variables such as the ln of expenditures. The error message it gives >>> me is: >>> >>> -lntotalexp: factor variables may not contain noninteger values- >>> >>> Any suggestions for this? >>> >> * >> * 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/ > > > > -- > W A M E Q R A Z A > * > * 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/ * * 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/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: Outreg margins error***From:*John Luke Gallup <jlgallup@pdx.edu>

**References**:**st: Outreg margins error***From:*Wameq Raza <wameq.r@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Outreg margins error***From:*Carsten Sauer <carsten.sauer@uni-bielefeld.de>

**Re: st: Outreg margins error***From:*Wameq Raza <wameq.r@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Outreg margins error***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Outreg margins error***From:*Wameq Raza <wameq.r@gmail.com>

- Prev by Date:
**RE: st: create pretty charts** - Next by Date:
**Re: st: GSAMPLE R3300** - Previous by thread:
**Re: st: Outreg margins error** - Next by thread:
**Re: st: Outreg margins error** - Index(es):