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Jordan H <[email protected]> |

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st: issues using the user-written program tabout |

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Thu, 7 Oct 2010 18:10:08 -0400 |

Dear all, I am trying to create a two way table with the levels of binary outcome variable (paid_total_cat) as the columns and the levels of numerous of predictor variables as the rows. I have used the following command to produce such a table for the predictor variables "thigh_upperleg_indicator" through "rib_indicator." tabout thigh_upperleg_indicator-rib_indicator paid_total_cat using tabletest.txt, /// sum c(mean paid_total_adjusted sd paid_total_adjusted min paid_total_adjusted p25 paid_total_adjusted p50 paid_total_adjusted p75 paid_total_adjusted max paid_total_adjusted) /// style(tex) font(bold) h3(nil) body f(2cm 2cm 2cm 2cm 2cm 2cm 2cm) npos(tufte) replace The above command works perfectly and gives me what I want. I also want to make an identical table using a different list of variables so I use the following command: tabout side_indicator-skin_indicator paid_total_cat using tabletest.txt, /// sum c(mean paid_total_adjusted sd paid_total_adjusted min paid_total_adjusted p25 paid_total_adjusted p50 paid_total_adjusted p75 paid_total_adjusted max paid_total_adjusted) /// style(tex) font(bold) h3(nil) body f(2cm 2cm 2cm 2cm 2cm 2cm 2cm) npos(tufte) replace The two commands are identical (aside from the predictor variables that are included in the list) but the second command gives me the error message: "paid_total_ ambiguous abbreviation r(111);" Since the predictor variables are what changes between the two commands, I'm assuming the new variables must be causing the issue. That being said, I've even gone so far as to manually write out all the variables that are referenced by the statement "side_indicator-skin_indicator" but that doesn't fix the problem. I have also used "set trace on" to try to pinpoint the issue but the programming used within tabout is far too complicated for my skill level. Here is the snippet of the trace output where the error occurs...perhaps you have a better grasp of what is going on within the program. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ end tabout.sum_write --- - } - } - else if $do_svy==1 { = else if 0==1 { if $oneway==1 local hvar = "_xx_ph_xx_" if ($do_sum==0) svy_mat `v' `hvar' `svycat' `svylevel' `svyporp' `touse' else svy_sum `svy_sumvar' `v' `hvar' `svylevel' `colmat' `touse' do_write `v' `hvar' "`format'" } - global fpass = 0 - } - local vvarname : variable label `v' = local vvarname : variable label paid_total_ paid_total_ ambiguous abbreviation <------------------- here is the error if ("`vvarname'"=="") label var `v' "`v'" local vtype : type `v' if (substr("`vtype'",1,3)=="str") { capture encode `v', gen(_`v'_x) local v = "_`v'_x" global dropv = "$dropv `v'" } if ("`v'"=="`lastvar'") global lpass = 1 if $do_svy==0 { if $oneway==1 local hvar = "_xx_ph_xx_" if ($do_sum==0) { do_mat `v' `hvar' `weightstr1' `weightstr2' `colmat' `touse' do_write `v' `hvar' "`format'" } else { if ($oneway==0) sum_twoway `v' `hvar' `weightstr1' `weightstr2' `colmat' `statkind' `statvar' `touse' else sum_oneway "`cells'" `v' `weightstr1' `weightstr2' `touse' sum_write `v' `hvar' "`format'" "`cells'" } } else if $do_svy==1 { if $oneway==1 local hvar = "_xx_ph_xx_" if ($do_sum==0) svy_mat `v' `hvar' `svycat' `svylevel' `svyporp' `touse' else svy_sum `svy_sumvar' `v' `hvar' `svylevel' `colmat' `touse' do_write `v' `hvar' "`format'" } global fpass = 0 } ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ end tabout --- r(111); Does anyone have any insight into this issue? Thanks for the consideration, Jordan * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: issues using the user-written program tabout***From:*Eric Booth <[email protected]>

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