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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: sum issue (wrong values) |

Date |
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:43:30 +0100 |

That does look puzzling. Three of us suggested that value labels might be getting in the way, but there are none. I don't have any further suggestions, beyond wondering whether your executable is corrupted. Can you get the same results from . list in 1/10 immediately before or after the -summarize-? Nick On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Christian Bärtsch <christian.baertsch@student.unisg.ch> wrote: > Thanks Nick - sorry I am only getting used to the correct terms. > > Yes it is correct, that I am looking at the -summarize- command in stata. > > > . sum latency_int > > Variable | Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max > -------------+-------------------------------------------------------- > latency_int | 5760 1102.242 700.1589 2 1999 > > . describe latency_int > > storage display value > variable name type format label variable label > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > latency_int int %8.0g latency_int > > > . > . count > 5760 > > . > . summarize latency_int, detail > > latency_int > ------------------------------------------------------------- > Percentiles Smallest > 1% 14 2 > 5% 57 2 > 10% 122.5 2 Obs 5760 > 25% 377.5 2 Sum of Wgt. 5760 > > 50% 1221.5 Mean 1102.242 > Largest Std. Dev. 700.1589 > 75% 1779 1998 > 90% 1902 1998 Variance 490222.5 > 95% 1948 1998 Skewness -.2200922 > 99% 1988 1999 Kurtosis 1.417508 > > And here also an extract from list > > . list latency_int > > +----------+ > | latenc~t | > |----------| > 1. | 4720 | > 2. | 3923 | > 3. | 1844 | > 4. | 1435 | > 5. | 2955 | > |----------| > 6. | 1483 | > 7. | 3459 | > 8. | 1004 | > 9. | 1716 | > 10. | 1372 | > |----------| > > Thanks. > > > 2012/10/24 Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>: >> This is ambiguous as between the -summarize- command (which can be >> abbreviated -sum-) and the -sum()- function, which gives cumulative or >> running sums, although it seems you mean the first. In Stata (not >> "STATA") commands and functions are quite different families. >> >> Even then, you must show us exactly what you typed and exactly what >> Stata did by copying output. Otherwise it is difficult to guess what >> is going on. Does -latency_int- have value labels, which are what you >> see when you -list-, but not what are -summarize-d? You should show us >> the results of >> >> describe latency_int >> count >> summarize latency_int, detail >> >> Nick >> >> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Christian Bärtsch >> <christian.baertsch@student.unisg.ch> wrote: >> >>> I have a issue using the sum function of STATA. I have a data set, >>> where I have a variable called latency_int (type: int; and something >>> over 5700 values). I use the command sum(latency_int). There I get the >>> minimum of 2 and the maximum of 1999 even though the data set contains >>> values from 44 to 81000 (those values are shown when I use >>> list(latency_int). It must be a pretty basic mistake, however I have >>> not been able to come up with a solution for days. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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