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Re: st: Stata vs SPSS
OpenOffice.org might be the perfect complement to XML_TAB. It's a free
open source office suite. It's spreadsheet application is called Calc.
Intrinsic support for xml--that is in fact the file structure they use.
Christopher W. Ryan, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus at Binghamton
and Wilson Family Practice Residency, Johnson City, NY
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Zurab Sajaia wrote:
> You might want to try our program XML_TAB. It saves Stata output
> directly into Excel file (it uses xml format, which is supported only in
> Office 2002 +). You can use any formatting features of Excel from within
> Stata. In particular the program allows you to use "attractive,
> non-proportional fonts, flexible page formatting and simple (and not so
> simple) control of labels and titles".
> Formatting 102 custom tables with XML_TAB would still be not as easy as
> using SAS, but it is not difficult. You can save the output into
> matrixes, form the resulting matrix the way you like it, and then output
> this matrix into Excel with XML_TAB.
> If you want to output the results of the Stata estimation procedures it
> is much easier and could be done with just one line of code. Try it on:
> let us know what you think
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