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Re: Re: st: Tabulate summary statistics by percentiles and save output


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: Re: st: Tabulate summary statistics by percentiles and save output
Date   Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:06:36 +0000

You miss my point, which is that you are expected to explain the
provenance of user-written commands, as a courtesy to other members of
the list, and to the authors who deserve their credit. This is
explained in the FAQ.

http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/#stata

In the cases of -esttab-, -estpost-, -estout-, -tabout-: all are
widely used and respected programs but I use none routinely and have
no advice on their use.

Nick

On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 11:03 PM, annoporci <annoporci@gmail.com> wrote:
> Nick wrote:
>>
>> One problem here is where you think Stata is looking for saved results
>> such as r(p1). Either non-missing values are accessible because they were
>> left behind by some _previous_ command; or Stata will use missing values,
>> which in your case will result in lack of restriction on the observations
>> used. It's not an error to refer to saved results that don't exist.
>
>
>
> I get it!
>
> So either I need to add summarize,detail before every new computation
> dependent upon r(pi) (i=1,2,...) or I need to save these values. I'm
> guessing the latter is more efficient, so I'll probably do that eventually.
> In the meantime, I confirm that the following seems to produce the correct
> results:
>
>
> foreach var of varlist `variables' {
>    quietly summarize `var', detail
>
>    quietly estpost summarize `var' if inrange(`var',`=r(p1)',`=r(p10)'),
> detail
>    esttab using moments`var'.tex, replace cells("count mean sd skewness
> kurtosis") noobs nodis nonumbers nonotes
>    quietly summarize `var', detail
>
>    quietly estpost summarize `var' if inrange(`var',`=r(p90)',`=r(p100)'),
> detail
>    esttab using moments`var'.tex, append cells("count mean sd skewness
> kurtosis") noobs nodis nonumbers nonotes
>  }
>
> Thanks Nick.
>
>
>
> Nick wrote:
>>
>> You refer here to several user-written commands but in no case do you
>> explain where they come from.
>
>
>
> Well, I googled "stata export table latex" and quickly gathered a few of
> them. I'm not sure which one is the most appropriate for my problem, can you
> recommend one?
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> Patrick Toche.
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