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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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RE: st: Stata Estimates to LaTeX Tables |

Date |
Tue, 11 May 2004 17:56:24 +0100 |

As the very old joke goes, the great thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from. What we're seeing here, I suggest, is some difference across the spread of users in tribal habits. Another more recent jest asserts that attaching asterisks to classes of P-values is `a symbolism more appropriate to an hotel guide-book than a serious scientific paper' (P. Sprent JRSS A 133: 139-165, 1970; quotation on p.143). Such disapproval hasn't stopped it becoming standard in some fields, and more importantly in some journals. Most bizarre of all is that the practice was introduced by Frank Yates accidentally in his 1937 monograph on experimental design. The asterisks were used to indicate successive footnotes, but someone must have thought this a new standard notation. That's my version of the history any way: others may have older references. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Roger Newson > Sent: 11 May 2004 17:37 > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: Re: st: Stata Estimates to LaTeX Tables > > > At 09:02 11/05/04 -0700, Fredrik Wallenberg wrote: > >I went back and looked at your enduser document but must > admit I don't see > >anything there that is useful to me. It doesn't look to me > that I can use > >-listtex- to produce the tables I'm used to (basically the > ones produced > >by outtex) where you get the significance mark next to the > estimate and > >the standard errors in parenthesis below. > > > >If I'm missing anything obvious, let me know. > > You should be able to produce tables like you are used to by using > -parmest- and -dsconcat-, followed by -tostring- to convert > the estimates > and SEs to string, followed by -replace- to add the > parentheses to the SEs > and the significance marks to the estimates, followed by > -reshape, long- to > put the parenthesised SEs below the estimates. The resulting > resultsset can > then be output using -listtex-. However, I myself have never > done this, > because, in the medical sector, most people prefer estimates with > confidence limits, possibly followed by left-justified P-values to 2 > significant figures (Stata format %-8.2g) if there is enough space. > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: Stata Estimates to LaTeX Tables***From:*Fredrik Wallenberg <fredrik@sims.berkeley.edu>

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