Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Re:st: question about svy commands

Nick cox replied, in response to questions from Anant Thaker:

At 06:13 AM 3/7/2006, you wrote: >-egen- always follows a syntax > >egen newvar = fcn() ... > >and I am not aware of a -egen- function -svymean()-. > >[...]

I would add, at the risk of stating the obvious, that there is a -svymean- command in standard Stata. It has nothing to do with -egen-.

Also, if you want a weighted mean in an -egen- context, try the _gwtmean package from SSC: ssc desc _gwtmean ssc install _gwtmean

But, I can say whether any of this is useful for the problem at hand.

-- David Kantor

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