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 Jon Elhai posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 9:06 am
Is there a way for Mplus to provide descriptive statistics for categorical variables? Specifically, I'm wondering if there's a way to provide basic frequencies (percentage endorsements of the outcome categories) and cross-tabs of frequencies between two variables.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 9:18 am
Univariate frequencies are given as part of SAMPSTAT or TYPE=BASIC. Bivariate frequencies are not given.
 Jennifer Pearce-Morris posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 - 1:57 pm
Is there a way for Mplus to run descriptive statistics with weighted data (cluster, stratification, & weight)?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 - 3:16 pm
With TYPE=COMPLEX or TYPE=GENERAL, sample statistics are affected only by weights not stratification and clustering. Those affect standard errors only. You can use the WEIGHT option to obtain sample statistics.
 Leslie Roos posted on Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 10:32 am

I wanted to ask a follow-up clarification question regarding descriptive statistics with weighted data. I'm trying to obtain weighted crosstabs percentages based on a complex dataset. I've included the weight, stratification and cluster variable in the input, but the output of crosstabs and frequencies does not appear to be weighted.

Is it possible to requested weighted frequencies?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 3:41 pm
The crosstabs are not weighted. You can find the weighted information in TECH10.
 Leslie Roos posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 2:52 pm

Thank you for your response -- Is this in conjunction with the Crosstabs(All) command? When I request TECH10 I receive no related error message and my output does not change.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 2:57 pm
TECH10 includes univariate and bivariate frequency information that is weighted.
 Leslie Roos posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 3:33 pm
Hi Linda,

Thank you so much for that description of TECH10. Although I can see frequency information that is weighted, the crosstabs appear to be unweighted -- Is there any way to have weighted crosstabs (or crosstab frequencies?)
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 4:38 pm
The crosstabs are not currently weighted.
 Tamara Fitz posted on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 4:27 am
Dear Prof. Muthen,
When I save the data as a .dat type in SPSS and try to run the basic analysis with it, Mplus shows me the warning that there is a invalid symbol in case 1 in the data. As described here i open the data mith Mplus Editor, delete the symbol and save it. Basic analysis is possible now. But when i compare the descriptive results to that from SPSS there are two scales that have exchanged Means (SPSS AB:5,6 CD:3,5; Mplus AB:3,5 CD:5,6) all the other means are identical with SPSS. I dont know how to solve the problem. What could have been gone wrong?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 6:38 am
It sounds like the variable names on the NAMES list are not in the correct order.
 Tamara Fitz posted on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 7:32 am
Dear Prof. Muthen,
thanks again for this very quick and helpful hint.
kind regards
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