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Re: st: Stata vs SPSS


From   "Christopher W. Ryan" <cryan@binghamton.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata vs SPSS
Date   Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:46:10 -0400

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.

 www.openoffice.org


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Zurab Sajaia wrote:
> Fred,
> 
> 
> 
> 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:
> 
> 
> 
> econ.worldbank.org/programs/poverty/toolkit/#xml_tab
> 
> 
> 
> let us know what you think
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