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Alan Neustadtl <alan.neustadtl@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: math fonts/symbols |

Date |
Sat, 12 Nov 2005 10:07:51 -0500 |

FWIW, I purchased the mathtype equation editor and keep it current and have never had any problems with it. I do produce large documents with lots of equations. Best, Alan On 11/11/05, Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> wrote: > Leny suggested MathType to Suzy. Note that M$ Word's Equation Editor > is "MathType Lite": Microsoft licenses a light version of MathType as > Equation Editor for Word. Both MathType and EE have the same problems > with updates: every update of Word and/or MathType makes life more > than miserable (believe me, I have a few colleagues who have been > badly bitten by this). > > The other unsavory feature for those who might contemplate producing > a reasonably large document with a fair amount of equations in Word/ > EE should ensure that their life insurance covers death by suicide. > With such a document, the probability that Word will crash approaches > unity. Put enough of those EE / MathType graphic objects into your > document, and Word will croak, leaving the file in a corrupted state. > Yes, I have seen this happen to colleagues' 60-page papers (some of > which had to be retyped from scratch) and, worse yet, to PhD > candidates' final dissertation drafts. Thankfully now most of the PhD > candidates have seen the light and avoid Word/EE like the plague. > > A clarification: in my prior message the example math should be $\hat > {y} = \hat{beta}_0 + \hat {\beta}_1$ > I had an extra } in the posting. { } are used to surround arguments; > i.e. {\bf This is Bold} means just that. > > One other very attractive feature of LaTeX for Stata users: since > LaTeX is a simple text markup language, like HTML or XML, it can > readily be created by Stata ado-files. A number of ado-files give you > the option to produce camera-ready tables from Stata output: e.g. Ben > Jann's estout, presented in the latest issue of the Stata Journal. No > fussing around copying and pasting Stata output to Word or Excel! > UCLA's excellent Stata website have many references to Stata tools > for LaTeX; findit latex within Stata will display the list. > > Kit Baum, Boston College Economics > http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html > > > * > * 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/ > * * 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: math fonts/symbols***From:*Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>

**Re: st: math fonts/symbols***From:*"Clive Nicholas" <Clive.Nicholas@newcastle.ac.uk>

**References**:**st: math fonts/symbols***From:*Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>

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