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SUMMTAB: Stata module to compute summary statistics overall and/or across levels of a categorical variable


  • John A. Gallis

    () (Duke University)


Manually typing summary tables from statistical output is tedious, time-consuming, and error-prone. Therefore, it is never recommended to enter tables “by hand.” The summtab command facilitates and automates the creation of a publication-quality summary table (usually “Table 1” in research articles) output to Word using the Stata command putdocx, thus saving the user time and eliminating copy-and-paste errors. The summtab command summarizes both continuous and categorical variables, overall and/or across levels of (i.e., stratified by) a categorical variable. Various options allow the user to select which summary statistics to report, how to format numbers, and whether to output as both a Word and Excel file, among other options.

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  • John A. Gallis, 2018. "SUMMTAB: Stata module to compute summary statistics overall and/or across levels of a categorical variable," Statistical Software Components S458471, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 23 Nov 2019.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s458471
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install summtab". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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