{smcl} {* 23oct2004}{...} {hline} help for {hi:semean} {hline} {title:Calculate standard error of mean, optionally applying function} {p 8 17}{cmd:semean} {it:varname} [{cmd:if} {it:exp}] [{cmd:in} {it:range}] [{cmd:,} {cmdab:nop:rint} {cmdab:func:tion(}{it:string}{cmd:)} ] {p 4 4}{cmd:varname} may contain time-series operators; see help {cmd:varlist}. {p_end} {p 4 4}{cmd:semean} calculates the standard error of the mean of a variable. Optionally, a function of the variable may be applied prior to computation of the variable's statistics.{p_end} {p 4 4}This command was written as an illustration of ado-file development for Baum (2006). An {cmd:egen} function to compute the standard error of the mean is available in Nicholas Cox's {cmd:egenmore} package. {title:Options} {p 4 8}{cmdab:func:tion(}{it:string}{cmd:)} may be given in order to calculate statistics based on that transformation of the variable. Any valid Stata numeric function may be provided. {p 4 8}{cmdab:nop:rint} specifies that no output is to be produced. With or without this option, the mean, standard error of mean and number of valid observations are placed in the return vector. {title:Examples} {p 4 8}{stata "webuse lutkepohl,clear" :. webuse lutkepohl,clear}{p_end} {p 4 8}{stata "semean investment" :. semean investment}{p_end} {p 4 8}{stata "semean linvestment" :. semean linvestment}{p_end} {p 4 8}{stata "semean investment, func(log)" :. semean investment, func(log)}{p_end} {title:Author} {p 4 4}Christopher F. Baum, Boston College, USA{break} baum@bc.edu {title:References} {p}Christopher F Baum, 2006. An Introduction to Modern Econometrics with Stata. College Station:Stata Press.{p_end} {title:Also see} {p 4 13}On-line: {help egenmore} (if installed){p_end}