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


From   Thomas Jacobs <thomasjacobs@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: A couple of file command questions for writing a .tex program
Date   Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:30:15 -0500

Martin,

Thanks.  Never heard of that one.

Tom

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
> <>
>
> Note that this brilliant new command - ssc d texdoc- can save you a lot of
> time!
>
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
> _______________________
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Jacobs" <thomasjacobs@gmail.com>
> To: "StataList" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 9:14 PM
> Subject: st: A couple of file command questions for writing a .tex program
>
>
>> 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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