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Re: st: RE: percentage format

From   Ronan Conroy <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: percentage format
Date   Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:51:06 +0000

On 10 Feb 2011, at 10:15, Nick Cox wrote:

> 3. "%" being displayed against every value in a row, column or table
> is busy, repetitive and a minor insult to the reader.

> I guess there is room for disagreement, especially on #3.

In tables where cell contents may be frequencies or percentages, then the "%" is invaluable. (The output of Stata's own -tabulate- for instance). I, for one, would welcome some way of getting percentage signs in Stata output.

I use Pages, the iWork word processor, which allows you to make a table from Stata output and then format the decimal numbers as percentages. Obviously only works on a Mac, but a real time saving trick if you have one.

Ronán Conroy
Associate Professor
Division of Population Health Sciences
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Beaux Lane House
Dublin 2

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