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Forms variates and classifying factors containing within-group summaries to use e.g. in a between-group analysis (R.W. Payne).


CLASSIFICATION = factors Factors defining the groups; must be set
COUNTS = variate Saves a variate counting the number of units with each factor combination; default *
WEIGHTS = variate Weights to be used to calculate the within-group summaries; default * indicates that all units have weight 1
METHOD = string token How to summarize the data variates (totals, nobservations, means, minima, maxima, variances, quantiles, sds, skewness, kurtosis, semeans, seskewness, sekurtosis); default mean
PERCENTQUANTILES = scalar Percentage point for quantiles; default 50
OMITEMPTYCELLS = string token Whether to omit units arising from empty cells in the summary table (yes, no); default no
SETLEVELS = string token Whether to redefine the levels of factors (yes, no); default no


VECTOR = variates and factors Original data vectors
NEWVECTOR = variates and factors New vectors containing the within-group summaries


FBETWEENGROUPVECTORS is useful when you have replicated observations on a set of groups. It allows you to form variates, with a unit for each group, containing a summary of the observations within that group. You can also form factors, again with a unit for each group, to define the characteristics of the groups. You can then use these to perform a between-group analysis, with one of the variates acting as the response variate, and the factors and other variates defining the model to be fitted.

The factors defining the groups are specified by the CLASSIFICATION option. The METHOD option specifies how to form summaries of the variates, and you can specify weights by using the WEIGHTS option. For more information about the summaries, see the TABULATE directive, which is used to do the calculations. Factors are summarized by taking the level that occurs most frequently within each group, using the TABMODE procedure.

The PERCENTQUANTILES option specifies the percentage point to use for quantiles. The default is 50 (i.e. the median).

The OMITEMPTYCELLS option indicates whether to omit units arising from empty cells in the summary table. By default, these are included.

The SETLEVELS option allows you to redefine the levels of the new factors, to exclude any that do not occur in the data set. By default, they are not redefined.

The VECTOR parameter specifies the variates and factors to be summarized, and the NEWVECTOR parameter saves the variates and factors containing the summaries. You can also use the COUNTS to save a variate containing counts of the number of units in each group if WEIGHTS is unset, or the sum of their weights if it is set.



Action with RESTRICT

If any VECTOR, or the WEIGHTS variate, or any of the classifying factors is restricted, the summaries will be form using only the restricted subset of units. If more than one variate or factor is restricted, the restrictions must be the same.

See also

Directive: EQUATE.

Procedure: UNSTACK.

Commands for: Calculations and manipulation.


SPLOAD               '%gendir%/data/oats.gsh'
CALCULATE            yield = (yield * 80) / (112 * 4)
" use FBETWEENGROUPVECTORS to do the between whole-plot analysis of
  the split plot design in the Guide to Genstat, Part 2, Section 4.2.1 "
                     METHOD=mean] blocks,wplots,nitrogen,variety,yield;\
TREATMENTS           Variety
BLOCK                Blocks
ANOVA                [PRINT=aovtable; WEIGHTS=plotreps] Yield
" compare with ordinary ANOVA
 (the results are the same because the design is orthogonal) "
TREATMENTS           variety*nitrogen
BLOCK                blocks/wplots/subplots
ANOVA                [PRINT=aovtable] yield
Updated on June 19, 2019

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