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st: RE: Need Help using putexcel command for tabulate in survey setting

From   Joe Canner <[email protected]>
To   "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: Need Help using putexcel command for tabulate in survey setting
Date   Sun, 6 Apr 2014 14:01:37 +0000


This is not a problem with -putexcel-, but rather of how to get the numbers you want out of the -tabulate- command. The matrices you are using are specific to -svy- but are not necessarily designed for using -svy- with -tabulate- in particular.  I'm not sure why it is difficult to get weighted counts in this situation (or perhaps I'm missing something).  One thing you can try is to run -tabulate- without -svy-:

. tabulate race [fw=finalwgt] if sex==1, matcell(y) matrow(x)
. matrix list y
. matrix list x

I'm not sure at the moment how to get the text values of race into a matrix.  I will think about that some more and get back to you.

BTW, I'm not sure I understand the purpose of the two matrix commands right before the -putexcel- statement, since you don't refer to -x- and -y- in the -putexcel- statement.

Joe Canner
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
From: [email protected] [[email protected]] on behalf of Dudekula, Anwar [[email protected]]
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:58 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: st: Need Help  using  putexcel command  for tabulate  in survey setting

Hi Everyone,

I need help with exporting results from tabulate command by using putexcel command in survey setting

I have a survey datasets with a string variable.I am trying to perform oneway tabulation and use putexcel
My goal is to put the various string values (for the string variable) in column A and their weighted count in column B in excel sheet.

To demonstrate it, I am using the nhanes dataset and the
***************code Start*********************************
webuse nhanes2f, clear
decode race, gen(s_race)  // we generate a string varaible  for demonstration purpose
svy, subpop(sex): tabulate s_race, count  missing format(%11.3g) // I wanted to  use tabulate s_race

*       Now I am trying to use the estimated results to put into the excel cells
mat x = e(b)'
mat y=e(Rows)'
putexcel A1=("STRING_VAR")  B1=("COUNT") A2=matrix(e(Rows)') B2=matrix (e(b)') using results , modify
***************code End*********************************

* however , I get the excel file with following results.

1               0.095615161
2               0.025368614
3               0.879016225

However What I am looking for is something like

Black                   Weighted count of Black
White           Weighted count of White
Other           Weighted count of Other

Can anyone of the stata gurus in this forum help me getting the desired results.  I thank you very much for your time and effort.

Thank you,
Yours Sincerely,
Anwar Dudekula

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