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Creating tables of descriptive statistics in Stata 18: The new dtable command

In Stata 17, we introduced the new collect suite of commands for creating and customizing tables and the etable command for easily creating and exporting a table of estimation results. Stata 18 offers another new command, dtable, that easily builds and exports a table of descriptive statistics, often called Table 1 in publications. Now generating tables of descriptive statistics for both categorical and continuous variables is easier than ever. It is worth mentioning that the twin commands etable and dtable are both built on the collect framework we introduced in Stata 17, so they share a lot of properties.

In this post, I’ll demonstrate how to create and export simple tables of descriptive statistics and more complex ones that display statistics by group, test for differences across groups, and more. I will also show how you can use the collect suite of commands to further customize the look of your tables and how to include tables created with dtable in complete reports.

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