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st: Re: video from multiple graph exports


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: video from multiple graph exports
Date   Thu, 4 Dec 2008 07:54:50 -0500

< >
Certainly not true for Mac OS X! The LaTeX distribution install associated with TeXShop is a one-click task that works as simply as any other installer. And the benefits of being able to use beamer for presentations, rather than PowerPoint (which is both expensive and clumsy with maths) are overwhelming, particularly with excellent integration with popular tools like -estout-, -outreg2-, -tabout- etc. (all on SSC). The myth that LaTeX is just too hard for most people to deal with is just that. Ask Dr Ben Dwamena of UMich, who presented a beautiful beamer-based presentation in San Francisco after asking me how beamer worked a year ago after admiring all the beamer presentations at NASUG Boston.

I believe the majority of presentations at the San Francisco user meetings were beamer-based. A biased sample, perhaps, but it would tend to suggest that working with LaTeX is not too hard for people from many disciplines (not to mention everyone from StataCorp!)

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:
http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html


On Dec 4, 2008, at 02:33 , Michael wrote:

 I would venture to suggest that installing any TeX
distribution, and using any command line utility, is a significant
hurdle for a large number of users, regardless of platform.

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