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Summary Tables

Select menu: Stats | Summary Statistics | Summary Tables

This dialog produces summaries of data values classified into different groups. You can save tables of results by clicking Store and specifying the names, then clicking Run.

  1. After you have imported your data, from the menu select 
    Stats | Summary Statistics | Summary Tables.
    Stats | Survey Analysis | Summary Tables.
  2. Fill in the fields as required then click Run.

Available data

This lists data structures appropriate to the current input field. The contents will change as you move from one field to the next, displaying either variates or factors. Double-click a name to copy it to the current input field or type the name.


Specifies a variate containing the data values.


The groups are specified by one or more factors, each of which must have the same length as the data variate. You can transfer multiple selections from Available data by holding the Ctrl key on your keyboard while selecting items, then click to move them all across in one action.


A variate specifying weights to be used in the tabulation.

Display table as percentage of margin

This allows the body of the table to be expressed as percentages of the corresponding values of the selected margin. The margin to be used as the denominator can be chosen by selecting the required factor from the dropdown list.

Set margin

Specifies whether the tables should include margins (summaries over all levels of each factor).


Select the statistics that you want to produce.

Totals Totals of values within groups
No. of observations Number of observations within each group
Means Mean of the sample for each group
Variances Variance of the sample for each group
Standard deviation Standard deviation of the sample for each group
Median Median value that divides each grouped sample into two equally sized sets
Minimum Minimum value in sample
Maxima Maximum value in sample
Quantiles Specify the quantiles required within the Quantile percentage point field.

More summary statistics such as standard error of the mean, skewness, and kurtosis can be selected by clicking on the More button.

Quantile percentage point

Specifies a list of percentage points for which quantiles will be calculated. You can also supply the name of a variate containing the required values.


Opens a dialog which can be used to plot the table currently specified by the factors in the Graphics list.

Multiple-response tables

Displays two additional options for producing summaries of tables classified by multiple-response factors.

Pointers to factors defining multiple responses

A pointer to factors defining multiple responses in the table. You can form a pointer to factors for a multiple-response table using the form multiple-response factors menu.

Names for factors to index multiple-responses

Genstat generates an ordinary factor to classify each dimension of the table corresponding to multiple responses. You can specify names for these factors in the space provided.

Action buttons

Run Run tabulation of groups.
Cancel Close the dialog without further changes.
Defaults Reset options to the default settings. Clicking the right mouse on this button produces a shortcut menu where you can choose to set the options using the currently stored defaults or the Genstat default settings.
Store Opens a dialog to specify names of structures to store the results from the tabulation. The names to save the structures should be supplied before running the tabulation.

Action Icons

Pin Controls whether to keep the dialog open when you click Run. When the pin is down  the dialog will remain open, otherwise when the pin is up  the dialog will close.
Restore Restore names into edit fields and default settings.
Clear Clear all fields and list boxes.
Help Open the Help topic for this dialog.

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Updated on March 27, 2019

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