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RE: st: TeXnical query re SJ


From   "Newson, Roger B" <r.newson@imperial.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: TeXnical query re SJ
Date   Tue, 29 Jul 2008 12:57:49 +0100

Thanks to Scott for the very helpful advice. I had forgotten all about
negative spacing in LaTeX. I think I will use this \def (or something
similar) when the need arises.

Best wishes

Roger


Roger B Newson
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Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Scott
Merryman
Sent: 28 July 2008 12:59
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: TeXnical query re SJ

Do you mean this:

 \def\ci{\perp\!\!\!\perp}

 $A\ci B \,|\, C $

I found it at:
 http://www.mail-archive.com/uai@cs.orst.edu/msg01250.html

Scott

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 6:27 AM, Newson, Roger B
<r.newson@imperial.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> Fellow Statalisters (especially Stata Journal (SJ) editors):
>
> A TeXnical query re SJ LaTeX. What LaTeX symbol does SJ use to
represent
> the (increasingly popular) conditional independence symbol introduced
by
> Dawid (1979)? I ask because I cannot find it listed in Section 3.3 of
> the LaTeX guide (Lamport, 1994), and an early SJ article (Becker and
> Ichino, 2004) uses as a substitute the official LaTeX \bot symbol
(which
> is similar but not the same), but a more recent SJ article (Nannicini,
> 2007) uses something that appears more like the original Dawid symbol.
> Do SJ authors need to know anything special and/or install extra fonts
> in order to use this symbol?
>
> Best wishes (and thanks in advance)
>
> Roger
>
>
> References
>
> Becker SO, Ichino A. 2002. Estimation of average treatment effects
based
> on propensity scores. The Stata Journal 2(4): 358-377.
>
> Dawid AP. 1979. Conditional independence in statistical theory.
Journal
> of the Royal Statistical Society Series B (Methodological),41(1):
1-31.
>
> Lamport L. 1994. LaTeX: a document preparation system. 2nd Edition.
> Addison-Wesley. Boston, Mass: Addison-Wesley.
>
> Nannicini TS. 2007. Simulation-based sensitivity analysis for matching
> estimators. The Stata Journal 7(3): 334-350.
>
> Roger B Newson
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