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Ben Jann <ben.jann@gmail.com> |

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Subject |
Re: st: A couple of file command questions for writing a .tex program |

Date |
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 23:37:24 +0200 |

Re 2, Nick mentioned that "\$" will help. An alternative solution is to use \( ... \) for LaTeX math instead of $ ... $. ben On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 9:14 PM, Thomas Jacobs <thomasjacobs@gmail.com> wrote: > Fellow listers, > > I am trying to learn to write Latex files from Stata/Mata with the > file commands and have a couple of questions: > > 1. What is the difference between using simple quotes " xxx " > compared with `" xxx "' type quotes? The user manual displays simple > quotes for write commands > > file write handle "first part is" > > while in the Gini/Pasquini' Automatic Generation of Document article > from Stata Journal vol 6 number 1, the typical example > uses a format like, > > file write handle `"first part is"' > > I would like to know how they are treated differently, if at all. > > 2. A more complicated question. How does one use a $ sign in a file > write command and not have Stata treat it as a global macro? For > instance, the end of the following command: > > file write tex "\begin{tabular}{lrrrrrrrrrrr}\hline\\ \scriptsize > Model & `: word 1 of `:colname e(b)'' & p-val & " > file write tex "`: word 2 of `:colname e(b)'' & p-val & `: word 3 of > `:colname e(b)'' & p-val & `: word 4 of `:colname e(b)'' & " > file write tex "p-val & `: word 5 of `:colname e(b)'' & p-val & adj. > $R^2$ \\" _n > file write tex "\vspace{0.05in}" _n > > generates: > > \begin{tabular}{lrrrrrrrrrrr}\hline\\ \scriptsize Model & FFMkt & > p-val & SMB & p-val & HML & p-val & UMD & p-val & _cons & p-val & adj. > ^2$ \\ > > and I end up with ^2$ as opposed to the $R^2$ term I need for a Latex > math string. I also tried > > `=char(35)'R^2$ > > without any change in results. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. > > Thanks, > > Tom > > > > -- > Thomas Jacobs > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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