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Re: st: Count by group and tabulate

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Count by group and tabulate
Date   Thu, 5 Dec 2013 09:40:36 +0000


Azreen's personal circumstances and attitudes aside, reluctance to use
Excel can easily be explained for many Stata users.

1. It may not be installed (especially common for Mac and Unix/Linux users).

2.  The dataset may not fit in Excel.

3. #1 and #2 don't bite but you prefer not to do that.

3.1 You prefer to work with one program where possible.

3.2 You have zero or minimal Excel skills, but prefer to use or extend
your Stata expertise. (Many Stata users developed experience with
Stata for several years before Excel even appeared.)

3.3 You distrust Excel as an environment for data management and analysis.

I could go on, but the point is that this puzzle may be no puzzle at all.


On 5 December 2013 04:56, Christina Wei <> wrote:

> Hi Azreen, I am not sure why you would want to create a table using
> Stata (especially for a publication) when you could create one in
> Excel (no pun intended Stata!).
> If I remember your post from earlier, you are doing meta-analysis,
> correct?  If the table you are referring to is a forest plot table
> then I'd be happy to help you with that.  You can actually create
> forest plot in Excel too... in case if you are interested.

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 10:57 PM, Azreen Karim <> wrote:

>> I want to count number of observations by paper
>> identification and then produce them in a table as in published
>> article. Could you please let me know how to do this in Stata 12?
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