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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: sum issue (wrong values) |

Date |
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:45:18 +0100 |

Sorry; belay that. You do have value labels. Nick On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > That does look puzzling. Three of us suggested that value labels might > be getting in the way, but there are none. > I don't have any further suggestions, beyond wondering whether your > executable is corrupted. Can you get the same results from > > . list in 1/10 > > immediately before or after the -summarize-? > > Nick > > On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Christian Bärtsch > <christian.baertsch@student.unisg.ch> wrote: >> Thanks Nick - sorry I am only getting used to the correct terms. >> >> Yes it is correct, that I am looking at the -summarize- command in stata. >> >> >> . sum latency_int >> >> Variable | Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max >> -------------+-------------------------------------------------------- >> latency_int | 5760 1102.242 700.1589 2 1999 >> >> . describe latency_int >> >> storage display value >> variable name type format label variable label >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- >> latency_int int %8.0g latency_int >> >> >> . >> . count >> 5760 >> >> . >> . summarize latency_int, detail >> >> latency_int >> ------------------------------------------------------------- >> Percentiles Smallest >> 1% 14 2 >> 5% 57 2 >> 10% 122.5 2 Obs 5760 >> 25% 377.5 2 Sum of Wgt. 5760 >> >> 50% 1221.5 Mean 1102.242 >> Largest Std. Dev. 700.1589 >> 75% 1779 1998 >> 90% 1902 1998 Variance 490222.5 >> 95% 1948 1998 Skewness -.2200922 >> 99% 1988 1999 Kurtosis 1.417508 >> >> And here also an extract from list >> >> . list latency_int >> >> +----------+ >> | latenc~t | >> |----------| >> 1. | 4720 | >> 2. | 3923 | >> 3. | 1844 | >> 4. | 1435 | >> 5. | 2955 | >> |----------| >> 6. | 1483 | >> 7. | 3459 | >> 8. | 1004 | >> 9. | 1716 | >> 10. | 1372 | >> |----------| >> >> Thanks. >> >> >> 2012/10/24 Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>: >>> This is ambiguous as between the -summarize- command (which can be >>> abbreviated -sum-) and the -sum()- function, which gives cumulative or >>> running sums, although it seems you mean the first. In Stata (not >>> "STATA") commands and functions are quite different families. >>> >>> Even then, you must show us exactly what you typed and exactly what >>> Stata did by copying output. Otherwise it is difficult to guess what >>> is going on. Does -latency_int- have value labels, which are what you >>> see when you -list-, but not what are -summarize-d? You should show us >>> the results of >>> >>> describe latency_int >>> count >>> summarize latency_int, detail >>> >>> Nick >>> >>> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Christian Bärtsch >>> <christian.baertsch@student.unisg.ch> wrote: >>> >>>> I have a issue using the sum function of STATA. I have a data set, >>>> where I have a variable called latency_int (type: int; and something >>>> over 5700 values). I use the command sum(latency_int). There I get the >>>> minimum of 2 and the maximum of 1999 even though the data set contains >>>> values from 44 to 81000 (those values are shown when I use >>>> list(latency_int). It must be a pretty basic mistake, however I have >>>> not been able to come up with a solution for days. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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