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Re: st: Esttab and "too many base levels specified"


From   Richard Herron <richard.c.herron@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Esttab and "too many base levels specified"
Date   Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:42:26 -0400

Then it could be that your last year is not present in all regressions.

Can you reproduce the error with a common data set? Perhaps -grunfeld2-?

On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 4:11 PM,  <ma9545@bdvb.de> wrote:
> Hi again,
> lb* are variables for each line of business, it is the proportion of
> business written in a line of business. These are not dummy variables. I
> tried the version you suggested, however, I have the same problem again
> (too many base levels specified). What else is possible?
>
>
>> OK, I see. You don't have -if- or -in- statements in your -logit-
>> regressions, but it still could be that missing observations result in
>> what you've -fvset- as base being omitted from your regression
>> samples.
>>
>> Try something like -fvset base last year- before your regressions. You
>> should do the same for the -lb*- variable (I guess it is represented
>> by one of the local macros).
>>
>> "HTH" is an acronym for "hope this helps." Sorry for the short-hand. :-)
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM,  <ma9545@bdvb.de> wrote:
>>> Hi HTH,
>>> What do you mean with using statements -if and -in?
>>> Can you give an example based on my dofile?
>>> And how can I bind my fvset?
>>> I didnt find such examples in the handbook..
>>> Thanks
>>> Mehmet
>>>
>>>
>>>> Your -fvset- may not be binding. Do you use an -if- or -in- statement
>>>> that removes your -fvset- from the regression sample?
>>>>
>>>> I am most successful using -last- with -fvset-. HTH.
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM,  <ma9545@bdvb.de> wrote:
>>>>> Dear friends, I have a serious problem. Please help me. I'm running a
>>>>> bunch of regressions, storing the results, and trying to output the
>>>>> results using esttab. Whenever I run my regressions and include
>>>>> business
>>>>> or year dummies, esttab gives me the error "too many base levels
>>>>> specified" (even though the dummies aren't included in the table).
>>>>> I also used fvset before running the regressions. The regression
>>>>> results
>>>>> are ok, but how can I put the bunch of results in the esttab output.
>>>>> Here
>>>>> is my dofile:
>>>>>
>>>>> logit `int' `roe' `basisv' `linecontrols' i.year, cluster(groupid);
>>>>> eststo;
>>>>> logit `int' `roa' `basisv' `linecontrols' i.year, custer(groupid);
>>>>> eststo;
>>>>>
>>>>> esttab,
>>>>> indicate("Line of business controls = lb*" "Year dummy variables =
>>>>> year*")
>>>>> se b(3) scalars(N r2_a) label replace varwidth(30) obslast nogaps
>>>>> align(l)
>>>>> compress nogap title(title here)
>>>>> star(* 0.10 ** 0.05 *** 0.01);
>>>>>
>>>>> esttab using review_x1.rtf,
>>>>> indicate("Line of business controls = lb*" "Year dummy variables =
>>>>> year*")
>>>>> se b(3) scalars(N r2_a) label replace varwidth(30) obslast nogaps
>>>>> align(l)
>>>>> modelwidth(6) nogap title(title here)
>>>>> star(* 0.10 ** 0.05 *** 0.01);
>>>>>
>>>>> eststo clear;
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you in advance,
>>>>> Mehmet Altun
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