Danielle - 9 months ago 71

LaTeX Question

I am using the Stata command esttab to convert some tabulated output to Latex form. I want to include total number of observations in each column in the last row of the table. I have run across an issue using the

`keep`

`blist`

I found the following on statalist, which suggests to me it may have something to do with the difference between coeflist and varlist, but I don't think that is the issue here. http://www.statalist.org/forums/forum/general-stata-discussion/general/131816-using-factor-variables-in-estimates-table-keep

Here is a reproducible example.

`clear all`

sysuse auto

gen big=(weight>3000)

label define Big 0 "Not in Big Set" 1 "In Big Set"

label values big Big

label variable big "Is Item Found in Big Set?"

compress big //want it to be byte to match my real data

estpost tabulate big foreign

esttab using myfilename.tex, replace f ///

cell(colpct(fmt(2)) b(fmt(g) par keep(Total))) ///

collabels(none) unstack noobs nonumber nomtitle ///

eqlabels(, lhs("Size Category")) ///

varlabels(, blist(Total "\hline "))

estpost tabulate rep78 foreign

esttab using myfilename2.tex, replace f ///

cell(colpct(fmt(2)) b(fmt(g) par keep(Total))) ///

collabels(none) unstack noobs nonumber nomtitle ///

eqlabels(, lhs("Repair Rec.")) ///

varlabels(, blist(Total "\hline "))

The latex output looks like this in the first case:

`Size Category& Domestic& Foreign& Total\\`

\hline

Not in Big Set& 28.85& 90.91& 47.30\\

& (15)& (20)& (35)\\

In Big Set & 71.15& 9.09& 52.70\\

& (37)& (2)& (39)\\

\hline Total & 100.00& 100.00& 100.00\\

& (52)& (22)& (74)\\

It looks like this (correct) in the second case:

`Repair Rec. & Domestic& Foreign& Total\\`

\hline

1 & 4.17& 0.00& 2.90\\

2 & 16.67& 0.00& 11.59\\

3 & 56.25& 14.29& 43.48\\

4 & 18.75& 42.86& 26.09\\

5 & 4.17& 42.86& 15.94\\

\hline Total & 100.00& 100.00& 100.00\\

& (48)& (21)& (69)\\

I also thought it may have something to do with my storage type, but adding

`recast int big`

Why is

`keep`

Or is there another workaround to achieve my goal of number of observations in each column appearing in the last row (labeling them "Number of observations" would be a bonus)?

Answer

Well, thanks to William's good hint, I figured out this solution. I am still in the dark about WHY the original code doesn't work, but here is a way to get the desired output from `keep`

and a workaround for the loss of the variable labels using `varlabels`

...

```
clear all
sysuse auto
gen big=(weight>3000)
label variable big "Is Item Found in Big Set?"
compress big //want it to be byte to match my real data
estpost tabulate big foreign
esttab using myfilename.tex, replace f ///
cell(colpct(fmt(2)) b(fmt(g) par keep(Total))) ///
collabels(none) unstack noobs nonumber nomtitle ///
eqlabels(, lhs("Size Category")) ///
varlabels(0 "Not in Big Set" 1 "In Big Set", blist(Total "\hline "))
```

This produces:

```
Size Category& Domestic& Foreign& Total\\
\hline
Not in Big Set& 28.85& 90.91& 47.30\\
In Big Set & 71.15& 9.09& 52.70\\
\hline Total & 100.00& 100.00& 100.00\\
& (52)& (22)& (74)\\
```