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RE: st: collapse prob

From   "Martin Weiss" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   RE: st: collapse prob
Date   Tue, 20 May 2008 13:52:20 +0200

True, but I would want Stata to take care of the naming automatically. E.g.,
prepend or append the name of the stat being calculated so that "(mean) gpa"
becomes "mean_gpa" in the output...

Martin Weiss

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-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Svend Juul
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:38 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: st: collapse prob

Martin Weiss wrote:

In this example, does your Stata complain about a "name conflict" as

webuse college, clear
collapse (mean) gpa (median) gpa [fw=number], by(year)

In effect, you cannot calculate two statistics for the same variable
renaming one of the results. This is mentioned in [D] collapse at the
of page 48, but rather cursorily. And correct me if I am wrong, but
there is
just no way you could have these statistics renamed in the dialog box.
must first find out that you have the problem I am describing, and
edit the command line to 

webuse college, clear
collapse (mean) meangpa=gpa (median) mediangpa=gpa [fw=number], by(year)

to make this work. It took me quite some time to find that out...


In the dialog box you can type in the variable field:


Logically, I think it is obvious that two different pieces of
information must have different names.


Svend Juul
Institut for Folkesundhed, Afdeling for Epidemiologi
(Institute of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology)
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DK-8000  Aarhus C, Denmark
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