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Re: st: statweave


From   David Airey <david.airey@Vanderbilt.Edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: statweave
Date   Mon, 23 Feb 2009 11:00:29 -0600

.

I think if reproducible research is made more accessible and easy, and yet flexible enough for both PDF and HTML reporting, more people will do it, rather than copy and paste. That's a worthy goal.

-Dave

On Feb 23, 2009, at 9:14 AM, Stas Kolenikov wrote:

Phil Schumm presented something along the similar lines of combining
LaTeX code with Stata code at one of the NASUGs, two or three years
ago.

I am happy with producing all my tables using -estout- and then
\input{}ing them. I am OK with hitting some buttons twice.

The thing is, if a person has figured out LaTeX, they would be able to
figure out -file- and all that to produce whatever formatting they
need. But I would guess that on statalist, 75% of people copy/paste
their results to Word, and it is evene worse in the Big World of Stata
users where the ratio will more likely be 90% to 10%. The LaTeX base
is there, it is active, but hardly overwhelming. I would imagine that
with R users, the situation is likely to be reverse: LaTeX is pretty
much a prerequisite to writing a dissertation with more than 10
formulas in it... and most (bio)statistics or econometrics
dissertations would probably exceed that limit. And that's where R is
sitting.

On 2/23/09, David Airey <david.airey@vanderbilt.edu> wrote:
.

the longer version....

http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~paul/Talks/litdoc.pdf

In this thread I'm opening discussion of what is available in terms of approaches comparable to Sweave with Stata. This is obviously not just for LaTeX since ODT formats were mentioned in StatWeave above, but XML really
opens the can.

-Davee


On Feb 23, 2009, at 8:28 AM, David Airey wrote:


.

Here one of R's own pushes to forget about Sweave in favor of XML. That
might be a direction for Stata to go in, since XML is open and all we might
think about is a comparable routine to Sxslt
(http://www.omegahat.org/Sxslt/).


http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~paul/Talks/litdocbrief.pdf

-Dave

On Feb 23, 2009, at 7:27 AM, David Airey wrote:


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From the developer's page, which makes little sense to me as to why
there is no direct support on the Mac, as the format of the graph can be PDF or EPS, which is what is required for LaTeX. I guess he is talking about
OpenOffice.

Stata:
-----
* Available graphics formats are platform-dependent:
Linux: EPS only
Mac: PDF and EPS
Windows: PNG and EPS
Thus, except on Windows, Stata graphics are NOT directly supported
for ODT source/target files, because ODT does not support EPS or PDF. For the same reason, for a LaTeX source file, you can't directly get
graphics when the target is PDF.  One way to work around this is to
configure appropriate graphics-format converters (Manual Section 6.4). For Linux LaTeX with a PDF target, an alternative is to make the DVI
target, then convert that to PDF using dvipdf, dvipdfm, or similar.

On Feb 22, 2009, at 9:55 PM, David Airey wrote:


.

I did find this of course, but wanted to know about real world
experiences...

http://www.stata.com/meeting/italy08/rising_2008.pdf

I am also wondering if Bill Rising is improving the rough edges of
StatWeave with regard to Stata use alluded to in the talk.

-Dave

On Feb 22, 2009, at 9:47 PM, David Airey wrote:


.

Has anyone used StatWeave
<http://www.stat.uiowa.edu/~rlenth/StatWeave/> to make
LaTeX documents on Apple OS X Leopard with Stata 10? Has anyone used
StatWeave with Stata at all?

-Dave
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