I have a feature request for the "summary" command, and a related documentation
issue. Currently the $result accessor isn't produced if the -by=byvar option is given.
How difficult would it be to change that? For example could $result be a bundle in that
case, with something like $result.mean giving the means for the various values of byvar?
Ideally this would also be possible for a list argument, though I realize that'd be
messier - maybe $result[i].mean or something like that? In any case, I think the
documentation should mention that the $result accessor isn't generated with the -by
The context is doing a growth accounting exercise and tabulating average growth rates by
decade. Currently I'm using a loop construct to build up a table of values. That works
fine, but feels a bit brute-force.
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