For creating a high-quality publication-ready table of correlations from Stata output, we need to install asdoc program from SSC first.

ssc install asdoc, update

Once the installation is complete, we shall add the word `asdoc`

to the `cor`

command of Stata. Since we estimate correlations among all numeric variables of a dataset by typing `cor`

in Stata, we shall add asdoc as a prefix to the cor command. Let us load the auto.dta data from the Stata example files.

**Example 1: Make a table of correlation for all variables.**

sysuse auto, clear asdoc cor

**Example 2: We can report variable labels instead of variable names**

asdoc cor, label replace

Further, it is possible to write names of the variables in the column headings instead of sequential numbers. For this, we shall invoke the option **nonum.** Therefore, see example 3.

**Example 3: Write variable names in column headers**

sysuse auto, clear asdoc pwcorr, nonum replace

**Read also : **

Generate a correlation table with significance/stars

Generate a table of descriptive statistics

Generate a table of customized descriptive statistics

AliAugust 30, 2020 at 1:22 pmHello,

Is it possible to added star (0.01 0.05 0.10) respectively to asdoc cor?

Attaullah ShahAugust 31, 2020 at 9:50 amThis is possible with

`pwcorr`

command. Use the`setstars()`

option. The default significance levels for reporting stars are set at : *** for p-values <=0.01; ** for p-values <=0 .05, and * for p-values <=0.1. However, now we can set our own levels for statistical significance using option setstars. An example of setstars option looks like:As we can see from the above line, setstars separates each argument by a comma. Each argument has three components. The first component is the symbol (in our case it is *) which will be reported for the given significance elve. The second component is the @ sign that connects the significance level with the symbol. And the third component is the value at which the significance level is set. So if we want to report stars such that

We shall write the option setstars as

RuneMay 21, 2021 at 3:37 pmThis does not work for me .I have stata 16.1 and installed the newest version of asdoc. I used the pwcorr command

Attaullah ShahMay 30, 2021 at 12:38 pmWhen you say “it does not work for me”, is not helpful to understand the issue. Remember to provide information on:

1. What did you type in Stata

2. What error message / unexpected output you got from there?

GraceJune 5, 2021 at 3:48 pmHi,

I use Stata 15.0

and I type the command like this

asdoc pwcorr TobinQ FirmSize FirmLeverage ROA, star(all) save(D:\202106_DataAnalysis\202106_Table_Results\202106_6_pwcorr.doc) label replace setstars(*@.05, **@.01, ***@.001) nonum

I hope to see the note under the correlation table as *** p<0.001, ** p<0.01, * p<0.05

but it show like *** p<0.01, ** p<0.05, * p<0.1

setstar is work when I run the regression but not for pwcorr

Hope you can guide me on how to do it

Thanks in advance

Attaullah ShahJune 5, 2021 at 9:15 pmThis is possible in asdocx, which has a dozen more powerful features. See details here

https://fintechprofessor.com/asdocx/

FelipeSeptember 8, 2020 at 1:05 amDoes this mean that the stars to indicate significance are not possible for other correlation methods, such as Spearman?

Attaullah ShahSeptember 8, 2020 at 10:30 amYes, you are right.

HPSeptember 28, 2020 at 11:47 pmDr. Shah,

Is there a way to bold the correlation result with the one they are significant at 5% below?

If we have many variables and they can not fit in one table, is there a way to break the correlation results into two panels (one on the top and another on the bottom).

Thank you.

HP

HienFebruary 4, 2021 at 10:31 pmHello, I try to do correlation by groups? I try but it does not work

bys country: asdoc corr x y z

JinoJanuary 6, 2022 at 10:27 amHi,

There seems to be an error with stars when I use wide. It will only show *** for all p-value <=0.05 and * for all p-value <= 0.1. The **, when p-value is between 0.01 and 0.05 has been missing. This problem happens whenever I use wide, and it remains even after I use setstars. Could you help solve this? Thanks!

Attaullah ShahJanuary 7, 2022 at 8:17 pmHello Jino

Please post a reproducible example with code.

FelixApril 12, 2022 at 10:09 pmHi Attaullah,

your program sounds like a real lifesaver. Unfortunately I am getting two errors when I try the asdoc pwcorr command.

asdoc pwcorr veganchoice healthlabel environmentlabel envXhealth age female frequency education income , star(all)

I am sorry if this looks messy. I just wanted to show the command I am using and the output/error message.

Is this an error on my end? I have tried to use the commands you suggested.

Please advise on how to fix the issue.

regards

Attaullah ShahApril 28, 2022 at 6:28 pmPlease try the new version of asdoc, that can be installed from my site. Copy and paste the following line in Stata and press enter.

net install asdoc, from(http://fintechprofessor.com) replace

Please note that the above line has to be copied in full. After installation of the new version, then restart Stata. If the problem persists, then send a dummy data and your code to reproduce the error at my end.

asdocx is now availableA more powerful and flexible version of asdoc is now available. I call it asdocx. You may like to check the details here

https://fintechprofessor.com/asdocx

Please do remember to cite asdoc. To cite:

In-text citation

Tables were created using asdoc, a Stata program written by Shah (2018).

Bibliography

Shah, A. (2018). ASDOC: Stata module to create high-quality tables in MS Word from Stata output. Statistical Software Components S458466, Boston College Department of Economics.