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freq
Compute frequency tables.
When used with a group containing a single series, freq performs a one-way frequency tabulation. The options allow you to control binning (grouping) of observations.
When used with a group containing multiple series, freq produces an N-way frequency tabulation for all of the series in the group.
Syntax
group_name.freq(options)
Options
Options common to both one-way and N-way frequency tables
 
dropna (default) / keepna
[Drop/Keep] NA as a category.
v=integer (default=100)
Make bins if the number of distinct values or categories exceeds the specified number.
nov
Do not make bins on the basis of number of distinct values; ignored if you set “v=integer.”
a=number (default=2)
Make bins if average count per distinct value is less than the specified number.
noa
Do not make bins on the basis of average count; ignored if you set “a=number.”
b=integer (default=5)
Maximum number of categories to bin into.
n, obs, count (default)
Display frequency counts.
nocount
Do not display frequency counts.
nolimt
Remove protections on total number of cells.
prompt
Force the dialog to appear from within a program.
p
Print the table.
Options for one-way tables
 
total (default) / nototal
[Display / Do not display] totals.
pct (default) / nopct
[Display / Do not display] percent frequencies.
cum (default) / nocum
(Display/Do not) display cumulative frequency counts/percentages.
Options for N-way tables
 
table (default)
Display in table mode.
list
Display in list mode.
rowm (default) / norowm
[Display / Do not display] row marginals.
colm (default) / nocolm
[Display / Do not display] column marginals.
tabm (default) / notabm
[Display / Do not display] table marginals—only for more than two series.
subm (default) / nosubm
[Display / Do not display] sub marginals—only for l” option with more than two series.
full (default) / sparse
(Full/Sparse) tabulation in list display.
totpct / nototpct (default)
[Display / Do not display] percentages of total observations.
tabpct / notabpct (default)
[Display / Do not display] percentages of table observations—only for more than two series.
rowpct / norowpct (default)
[Display / Do not display] percentages of row total.
colpct / nocolpct (default)
[Display / Do not display] percentages of column total.
exp / noexp (default)
[Display / Do not display] expected counts under full independence.
tabexp / notabexp (default)
[Display / Do not display] expected counts under table independence—only for more than two series.
test (default) / notest
[Display / Do not display] tests of independence.
Examples
group g1 hrs
g1.freq(nov,noa)
tabulates each value (no binning) of HRS in ascending order with counts, percentages, and cumulatives.
group g2 inc
g2.freq(v=20,b=10,noa)
tabulates INC excluding NAs. The observations will be binned if INC has more than 20 distinct values; EViews will create at most 10 equal width bins. The number of bins may be smaller than specified.
group labor lwage gender race
labor.freq(v=10,norowm,nocolm)
displays tables of LWAGE against GENDER for each bin/value of RACE.
Cross-references
See “One-Way Tabulation” and “N-Way Tabulation” for a discussion of frequency tables.