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Re: st: how to get tables into publishable format
At 17:43 31/01/03 -0500, Christopher W. Ryan wrote:
Relatively new to Stata. running version 8 (sometimes 7) on Win 98.
If you can convert your tables of results into a Stata data set with 1
observation per table row, then you can use -listtex- (downloadable from
SSC by typing -ssc install listtex-). The -listtex- package outputs, either
to the Stata log or to a text file, the rows of a Stata data set, with a
user-specified delimiter string, which defaults to the ampersand (&). You
can then cut and paste the output from the Stata log or file to a Microsoft
Word document, select it inside Word, and use the menu sequence
What is a good way to get tables from the results window, or a log file, into
another piece of software used for writing research papers (eg OpenOffice, MS
Word, Excel, etc.)? Journal editors often (usually) want their tables in
particular format. I want to copy-and-paste, not type the table over again.
And I want the table formatted nicely, with vertical lines delineating
borders, headings, etc.
Table->Convert->Text to table
(selecting the option "Separate text at delimiter &") to convert the data
to the rows of a Word table. You can then format the table inside Word,
adding header rows, borders etc. The -listtex- package can be used,
alternatively, to convert the rows of a Stata data set to the rows of a
HTML table, a plain TeX table, or a LaTeX table.
Of course, to do this, you must first convert your output statistics into a
Stata data set. Stata has many commands to do this, and different ones are
appropriate for different kinds of statistics. These commands include
-collapse- and -statsby- (in official Stata), and, for regression output,
the -parmest- package, downloadable from SSC, which creates a stata set
with one observation per parameter of a regression model and data on the
estimates, confidence limits, P-values and other parameter attributes..
I hope this helps.
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