Strange Results of summary()
Thu, 19 Mar 1998 14:34:18 +0100 (MET)
> >> berufl
> >> Bureaukraft :15
> >> Guetererzeugung : 9
> >> sonstige : 4
> >> Handel : 3
> >> wissensch.-technisch: 3
> >> (Other) : 3
> >> NA's :43
> >> > table(berufl)
> >> wissensch.-technisch Leiter Oeff. Dienst/Wirtschaft
> >> 3 0
> >> Bureaukraft Handel
> >> 15 3
> >> Dienstleistungsgewerbe/Soldat Gaertner/Jaeger
> >> 2 1
> >> Guetererzeugung sonstige
> >> 9 4
> What's the problem?
> '(Other)' gives all the levels having (in your case) 0,1,2 observations,
> which sum to 3 observations.
Do I understand you right, that the variables with low frequency are
put togehter in (other)? This should be explained to a newbie!!
- What criteria decides which variables are put into (other)?
- What kind of order do the values have? Frequency?
This is very irritating! Where can I get information about all this?
> table() is more detailed (but doesn't report the NA's),
> which is the only thing to critize here:
(Hmm... R is a very interesting and powerfull tool, but it's
philosophy and terminology need much accustomization for one being
familiar with SPSS & Co.)
Hubert Palme Bergische Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Wuppertal
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