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st: New -texdoc- package available from SSC


From   Ben Jann <ben.jann@gmail.com>
To   statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: New -texdoc- package available from SSC
Date   Mon, 23 Mar 2009 23:49:14 +0100

Thanks to Kit Baum, a new package called -texdoc- is available from
SSC. To install the package, type

 . ssc install texdoc

Stata version 9.2 and -sjlatex- from
http://www.stata-journal.com/production is required.

-texdoc- provides tools to create a LaTeX document from within Stata
in a weaving fashion. I wrote -texdoc- for teaching, but it might also
be useful for other purposes, e.g., when writing a Stata Journal
article.

The procedure is to first initialize a document using -texdoc init-,
then write the contents of the file, line by line, by repeated calls
to -tex- or include Stata output using -texdoc stlog-, and finally
finish up typing -texdoc close-. Example:

<--->
texdoc init example, replace
tex \documentclass{article}
tex \usepackage{stata}
tex \begin{document}
tex
tex The auto data:

texdoc stlog
sysuse auto
describe
texdoc stlog close

tex
tex A regression model:

texdoc stlog
regress price weight mpg foreign
texdoc stlog close

tex
tex \end{document}
texdoc close
<--->

The code above will produce a main file called example.tex and several
log files that are called by example.tex. example.tex looks as
follows:

<--->
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{stata}
\begin{document}

The auto data:
\begin{stlog}
\input{example_1.log.tex}
\end{stlog}

A regression model:
\begin{stlog}
\input{example_2.log.tex}
\end{stlog}

\end{document}
<--->

You can now compile example.tex using your favorite LaTeX compiler to
produce the desired document.

If you use an editor that features syntax highlighting it might be a
good idea to set up a shortcut to quickly toggle between LaTeX and
Stata highlighting. Furthermore, some editors can be configured in a
way such that "tex " is automatically inserted at the beginning of a
new line when LaTeX highlighting is on.

ben
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