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Re: st: display output in columns of a table


From   Nick Winter <nwinter@virginia.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: display output in columns of a table
Date   Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:58:20 -0400

The solution is not really to do them in columns, but rather to indent the second (and subsequent) lines enough that it looks like you've got columns.

You want to do something like:

di "{p 0 3 0}B: {res}`blist'"

This will format the results as a paragraph with the first line indented zero, the second (and subsequent lines) indented 3, and the right-side indented zero.

See

. help smcl##paragraph_mode

for a discussion of the smcl {p} directive.

--Nick Winter

Tom Boonen wrote:

Hi List,

I have a question on how to use SMCL to display output of my
program in aligned columns of a table. My code reads:

di as txt "{hline}"
di "A: {res}`alist' "
di "B: {res}`blist' "
di "C: {res}`clist' "
di as txt "{hline}"

Here `arlist' , `blist' , and `clist' are numlists entered by the
user. Since `colist' is too long to fit in a single line it overflows
to the next line on the screen. Output looks like this:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A: 3
B: 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
C: 4 5 6
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Is there any way to display my output in columns of a table instead.
In my case this would be a two column table, where A, B, and C would
go in the first column and the respective numbers in the lists would
go in the second column.

The difference would be that the numbers in `blist' that overflow into
the next line are not displayed below B but remain correctly aligned.

Thanks a lot!

Tom
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