lots of tables?

Let me be very clear what I’m asking. This is about tables of means, lots of them, 65 – 100 pages of them, integrated with explanatory text. Most social scientists don’t do this kind of stuff, but I do in my “public sociology” work. I need to generate reports that integrate text with LOTS of tables of means cross-classified by race, offense, geographic location, type of statistic. I need to be able to control what headers get put on columns and I need to have every table be output with enough information to be absolutely sure what it is. I have a lot of better things to do with my time than spending hours merging files and reformatting tables.  I really need to automate this stuff. I use Stata, I love Stata, but I’m about ready to kill either myself or Stata. Continue reading “lots of tables?”