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Re: st: displaying summation of a variable
One way is to use summarize and access the saved result.
return list will show you the saved results.
On 1/24/06, b. water <email@example.com> wrote:
> dear statalisters,
> Stata 8.2 Window XP Pro SP2,
> i have a variable 'total', which represents population (no. of persons) per
> observation. what i wanted is quite simple - simply to sum(total) to give
> the overall total no. of person in the dataset. so i did egen
> sumpopn=sum(total), which created a variable sumpopn filled with a constant
> equalling the overall sum, then took a peek at it using display sumpopn. it
> does the job... but is there a shorter way of doing this without -egen- ing
> a new variable (i know i can always -drop sumpopn- later)?
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