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Donald Spady <dspady@ualberta.ca> |

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Statalist Statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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Re: st: summary tables for categorical variables |

Date |
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:58:16 -0700 |

Nick. Thanks for the fast response. Your suggestion of mrtab is close, but not quite what I need. mrtab puts the variables down the left side of the table, but only gives a summary of the frequency of the responses. I want to have (for e.g. 6 columns: 1 for the variable name and 5 for the possible responses (e.g. SA A N D SD). I dont see any option within mrtab to do that. I looked at tabw which is much closer to what is needed, but it does not give the option of say percentage rather than frequency. I know that is nitpicking, but Stata is so extensible I wonder if anyone has looked at this. Don On Feb 11, 2014, at 1:40 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > Sounds like > > -mrtab- (SJ) > > -tabm- (-tab_chi- on SSC) > > (Who Sue?) > > Nick > njcoxstata@gmail.com > > On 11 February 2014 20:23, Donald Spady <dspady@ualberta.ca> wrote: >> I want to create a table for categorical variables that is something like tabstat where the variable names are in a left hand column and, instead of statistics in the columns to the right, I want the contents of the categories that the variable contains. >> For example >> Varname "likeDon" SA:10, A:5, N:3, D:1 SD 2 Miss/NA: 2 >> varname "likeNick" SA:50, A;20, N:3, D:12, SD: 0 Miss/NA:4 >> varname "likeSue" and so on >> where SA A N D and SD are the possible responses. >> >> Is there anything in Stata that can do this. If so, what and how? > * > * 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/ > * * 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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