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RE: st: RE: weight in tab1

From   "Lachenbruch, Peter" <>
To   "" <>
Subject   RE: st: RE: weight in tab1
Date   Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:47:03 +0000

Sorry - i should have given that reference

Peter A. Lachenbruch,
Professor (retired)
From: [] on behalf of Nick Cox []
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 2:00 AM
Subject: Re: st: RE: weight in tab1

I think Peter is referring to a paper

Gutierrez, R. G. and Lachenbruch, P. A. 2009.
Stata tip 74: firstonly, a new option for tab2. Stata Journal 9: 169-170.

which as stated is about a new option for -tab2-, a different command.


On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 5:23 AM, Lachenbruch, Peter
<> wrote:

> Bobby Gutierrez and I developed the tab1 option as a convenience for people who want to look at a bunch of tables and not have to issue multiple tab commands.  To my knowledge we didn't do anything about weights.

David Kantor []

> Does anyone know if there is a logical reason that -tab1- allows only
> fweights, whereas -tabulate- allows almost all types of weights?
> I'm guessing that it's a relic from when -tabulate- had fewer weight options.
> Any other reason?
> I use Stata 10, but I believe that this holds in Stata 12.
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