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# Re: st: Too many values error

 From Steve Nakoneshny <[email protected]> To "[email protected]" <[email protected]> Subject Re: st: Too many values error Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:26:26 -0600

```I could be missing something obvious here, but wouldn't -bysort- help you out here?

Working from your initial code, a possible solution could be written thus:

bys factor: tab net_inc dips_inc if year == 2000, row

Steve

On 2012-03-16, at 10:38 AM, Pablo Bonilla wrote:

> Yes, you are right, it is variable with a lot of values. In my data
> base each obs in each year is an individual and the factor variable
> the population weight (expansion factor). What I want is the
> proportion of people in each combinations of categories of the two
> variables (net_inc and disp_inc) by row.  Do you think there is a way
> or I have to do it in Excel ???
>
> Thanks, Eric.
>
> Best,
> PB
>
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Eric Booth <[email protected]> wrote:
>> <>
>>
>> This error means that one of your variables has too many values -- it's most likely 'factor' (I assume 'double' variable means it is stored as double format?).  If you try -tab factor- you'll get the same result.
>>
>> 'factor' will need to be recoded into some manageable number of categories in order to include it in the -table-.
>>
>>
>> - Eric
>>
>> __
>> Eric A. Booth
>> Public Policy Research Institute
>> Texas A&M University
>> [email protected]
>> +979.845.6754
>>
>> On Mar 16, 2012, at 10:49 AM, Pablo Bonilla wrote:
>>
>>> Dear Stata list,
>>>
>>> I need to produce a single table for each of the following years.
>>>
>>>
>>>       year |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
>>> ------------+-----------------------------------
>>>       1992 |     63,180       11.47       11.47
>>>       1996 |     84,252       15.30       26.77
>>>       2000 |     60,648       11.01       37.78
>>>       2008 |    176,808       32.10       69.88
>>>       2010 |    165,930       30.12      100.00
>>> ------------+-----------------------------------
>>>      Total |    550,818      100.00
>>>
>>>
>>> As you can see I do not have to many obs in each year but when I try
>>>
>>> table net_inc disp_inc factor if year == 2000, row
>>>
>>> I get
>>>
>>> too many values
>>> r(134);
>>>
>>>
>>> both net_inc and  disp_inc are categorical variables of five
>>> categories each, and factor is a double variable. I wouldn't like to
>>> do this tables in Excel but for now is the only way that I find. Do
>>> you have any suggestions ????
>>>
>>> As always, thank you so much.
>>>
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> ----
>>>
>>> Pablo Bonilla
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