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Cory Smith <corybsmith@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Problem with estout and rename |

Date |
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:37:51 -0400 |

Hi Rebecca, Thanks for your concern about the clarity of the piece. In general, I think the merge aspect of the rename() function comes in handy when there are different ways to measure or proxy for the same variable. To give a crude simplification in my case, I am looking at how disease in location A predicts disease in location B. But, since it takes time for disease to spread across space, maybe I should look at the disease in A from one month ago (i.e. a lag). In a big table with 8+ regressions, it will be easier for a reader just to scan one line to determine how many models show such a relationship (rather than having to bounce across two lines depending on whether there is a lag or not). Other lines in the table and the text in the paper will make clear which measures are used in a given regression. Thanks again for all the help, Cory On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:18 AM, Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com> wrote: > None that I know of, but that doesn't mean there isn't. > > On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM, Cory Smith <corybsmith@gmail.com> wrote: >> Rebecca, >> >> After playing around a little more, I realized I could use BOTH >> rename() and varlabels() to achieve the desired effect. I can merge >> the different variables to something common (with no spaces) with >> rename() and then change the label to something else (with spaces) >> using varlabels(). e.g. rename(x "DifferentialTransfer" L.x >> "DifferentialTransfer") varlables("DifferentialTransfer" "Differential >> Transfer") >> >> I'd be curious if there's a more elegant solution, but this will do >> for now. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. >> >> Cory >> >> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Cory Smith <corybsmith@gmail.com> wrote: >>> Hi Rebecca, >>> >>> Thanks for this. It's a good solution to the simple example I gave. >>> Unfortunately, in trying to keep my post short, I didn't mention that >>> I really do need to use rename(). In certain models, I use L.x [lag of >>> x] in place of x and I want to have these coefficients show up in the >>> same line. That is, the coefficient for x (in one model) and L.x (in >>> another model) would both show up in the row entitled "Transfer >>> Coefficient." >>> >>> Is there any way to fix my problem in this more complex example? Thanks! >>> >>> Cory >>> >>> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 10:23 AM, Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> Cory, >>>> Use the -varlables()- option instead. >>>> >>>> ** example ** >>>> version 11.2 >>>> sysuse auto, clear >>>> qui regress price mpg >>>> estimates store m1 >>>> qui regress price mpg foreign >>>> estimates store m2 >>>> *local mpglbl: var label mpg >>>> *estout m1 m2, varlabels(mpg "`mpglbl'") >>>> estout m1 m2, varlabels(mpg "Milage (mpg)") >>>> ** end ** >>>> >>>> ** output** >>>> >>>> m1 m2 >>>> b b >>>> >>>> Milage (mpg) -238.8943 -294.1955 >>>> foreign 1767.292 >>>> _cons 11253.06 11905.42 >>>> >>>> The two commented lines starting with -local- can be using if your >>>> variable is already labeled with the text you want to use. >>>> >>>> Regards, >>>> Rebecca >>>> >>>> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Cory Smith <corybsmith@gmail.com> wrote: >>>>> Hi statalisters, >>>>> >>>>> I'm running multiple regression models which are all pretty similar. I >>>>> want to rename the main coefficient in all of them from x to "Transfer >>>>> Coefficient." Unfortunately, while >>>>> >>>>> estout M1 using ... , rename(x "Transfer Coefficient") [i.e. one >>>>> model] works as expected >>>>> estout M1 M2 using ... , rename(x "Transfer Coefficient") [i.e. >>>>> multiple models] produces weird results where "Transfer Coefficient", >>>>> "Transfer", and "Coefficient" are all lines in the table. >>>>> >>>>> I could reproduce this in a simpler setting, so I think it's a general >>>>> problem. Anyone know a solution? Thanks! >>>>> >>>>> Cory >>>>> >>>>> Stata version 11.2 >>>>> estout version just updated today using ssc install estout >>>>> * >>>>> * 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/ >>>> * >>>> * 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/ >> * >> * 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/ > * > * 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/ * * 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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