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Re: st: Maximum length of -listtex- headline


From   Roger Newson <roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Maximum length of -listtex- headline
Date   Tue, 22 Mar 2005 13:55:10 +0000

Thanks to Friedrich Huebler for alerting us all to this awkward feature of -listtex- (at least under Windows), and thanks to Gerhard Schoen for proposing a partial fix.

I too would like to know the root cause of the problem. -listtex- uses the -file- command of Stata, together with the -macval()- macro function, to output the headlines and footlines provided by the user. The mutilation of long lines described by Friedrich is clearly taking place on a level beyond the control of -listtex-. I do not know whether the problem is a bug in the Stata -file- command or an "issue" in the Microsoft operating system, and would try to run Friedrich's sample code on a non-Microsoft operating system if only I had access to one.

Best wishes

Roger


At 07:21 22/03/2005, Gerhard Schoen wrote:

Am 21 Mar 2005 um 12:54, Friedrich Huebler schrieb:

> The solution is of course to abbreviate the variable labels. I am
> writing to the list in the hope that someone can explain this limit
> and describe a way around it. Thank you.

You can divide the head of listtex into several lines
starting and ending with a quotation mark.
Try:

#delimit ;
listtex make-foreign using "table.txt",
   head("`lab1'`tab'`lab2'`tab'`lab3'`tab'"
        "`lab4'`tab'`lab5'`tab'`lab6'`tab'"
        "`lab7'`tab'`lab8'`tab'`lab9'`tab'"
        "`lab10'`tab'`lab11'`tab'`lab12'")
   rstyle(tabdelim) replace ;
#delimit cr


Gerhard Schön

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