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Nikitha Murali <nmurali@uchicago.edu> |

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Re: st: How to sort other variables by numeric variable |

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Sun, 27 May 2012 13:27:34 -0500 |

This makes a lot of sense. Thank you for your help, Maarten! Apologies for the breach of privacy, it will not happen again. -Niki On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> wrote: > It is convention on the statalist to respond on list and not > privately. The reasons for that are discussed in the Statalist FAQ. > <http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/statalist.html#private> > > -c(mean wage)- is an option of -table, so to see what it does you type > in Stata -help table- > The -bys:- prefix is discussed in -help by-. > > Did you run the example I gave you? If you did you would have seen > what these things do... See: > <http://www.maartenbuis.nl/example_faq/index.html#work> > > -- Maarten > > > On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 7:05 PM, Nikitha Murali <nmurali@uchicago.edu> wrote: >> Hello, >> >> Thanks for your reply. >> >> I understand that the 'married' variable corresponds to my own sex variable. >> However, can you explain: >> - what the c(mean wage) does >> - what bys married: sum wage does >> >> Thank you. >> >> >> On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> wrote: >>> On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 5:59 PM, Nikitha Murali wrote: >>>> I have a variable called sex that currently shows Male as 1 and >>>> Female as 0. I have a number of other unrelated variables such as GPA. >>>> I would like to get descriptive statistics of these variables for each >>>> sex (i.e. compare the mean GPA of males against the mean GPA of >>>> females.) >>> >>> There are a couple of ways of doing that: >>> >>> *--------- begin example ------------ >>> sysuse nlsw88, clear >>> >>> table married, c(mean wage) >>> bys married: sum wage >>> reg wage ibn.married, nocons hascons >>> *---------- end example ------------- >>> (For more on examples I sent to the Statalist see: >>> http://www.maartenbuis.nl/example_faq ) >>> >>> The last option was discussed in a recent Stata tip: >>> M.L. Buis (2012) "Stata tip 106: With or without reference", The Stata >>> Journal, 12(1), pp. 162-164. >>> >>> Hope this helps, >>> Maarten >>> >>> -------------------------- >>> Maarten L. Buis >>> Institut fuer Soziologie >>> Universitaet Tuebingen >>> Wilhelmstrasse 36 >>> 72074 Tuebingen >>> Germany >>> >>> >>> http://www.maartenbuis.nl >>> -------------------------- >>> >>> * >>> * 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/ > > > > -- > -------------------------- > Maarten L. Buis > Institut fuer Soziologie > Universitaet Tuebingen > Wilhelmstrasse 36 > 72074 Tuebingen > Germany > > > http://www.maartenbuis.nl > -------------------------- > > * > * 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/ * * 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/

**References**:**st: How to sort other variables by numeric variable***From:*Nikitha Murali <nmurali@uchicago.edu>

**Re: st: How to sort other variables by numeric variable***From:*Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>

**Re: st: How to sort other variables by numeric variable***From:*Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>

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