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


From   Ben Jann <ben.jann@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
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
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