This documentation was written for older versions of SOFA but is still basically correct. The “Run” button is now called “Show Results”; and Row Stats Report Tables have now swapped rows and cols so that the stats (mean, median, std dev etc) show across rows and are grouped by columns. Updating all the screen shots is on the to-do list
On the main SOFA form, click on “Report Tables”,
Let's start with a simple report table of Age Group vs Country. NB all of this data is fictitious and designed to allow features of the program to be demonstrated.
Under the “Columns” label click on “Add” and add Country.
In the demonstration pane below you will see a rough illustration of what the table will look like. If you want to see the actual table, click on “Run”.
If “Add to report” is ticked, the output will also be saved to the end of the output file specified at the bottom of the form.
Next you may want to configure the rows and/or columns. Let's add a total column and columns for row and column percentages.
If you click “Run” with “Add to report” ticked, you can view the result by clicking on the “View” button. This will open your default web browser so you can see the output.
The styling of your table can also be changed - here are some examples of different report tables:
Instead of frequencies and percentages, Row Summaries Tables have means, medians, standard deviations etc.
Optionally, you can add a row variable e.g. “Age Group”. Row variables for “Row Stats” report tables can have totals.
NB Click on the “Run” button to produce the output. Also note that all the data in the “demo_tbl” is fictitious.
Sometimes you just want to display some data, possibly with a totals row and perhaps with the first column as a label column.
A video is available showing how to make report tables: Making report tables video
Another video is also available showing how to calculate basic statistics like mean, median etc using SOFA Statistics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97NXAys-KwE&list=UUFRr0ugWcqCfhLwJ5qBlzpQ
Another video is also available showing how to make frequency tables using SOFA Statistics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX4J332EWIc