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st: New version of -dotex- on SSC

From   Roger Newson <>
To   "" <>, "" <>
Subject   st: New version of -dotex- on SSC
Date   Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:22:44 +0000

Thanks again to Kit Baum, a new version of the -dotex- package is now available for download from SSC. In Stata, use the -ssc- command to do this, or -adoupdate- if you already have an old version of -dotex-.

The -dotex- package is described as below on my website, and is used to execute a do-file to produce Stata Journal (SJ) LaTeX log file. The new version fixes a bug, which caused an error if the file path of the folder for Stata temporary files contained spaces (which is often the case under some Microsoft environments, although not under my own Windows XP).

I would like to thank Luciano Lavecchia of the Banca d'Italia (again) for alerting me to this horrible bug. It is very helpful when a user tests 2 of my packages (-dotex- and -expgen-) to destruction on the same day.

Best wishes


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
Royal Brompton Campus
Room 33, Emmanuel Kaye Building
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London SW3 6LR
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package dotex from

      dotex: Execute a do-file generating a SJ LaTeX log

dotex is a version of the dolog package, and causes Stata to execute the commands stored in a do-file named as if they were entered from the keyboard, and echos the commands as it executes them, creating a log file filename.tex written in Stata Journal (SJ) LaTeX. The file filename.tex (or parts of it) can then be included in the stlog environment of SJ LaTeX. The dotex package was derived by hybridising the dolog package with the SJ's logopen and logclose, which also create log files written in SJ LaTeX for inclusion in the stlog environment. The dotex package has the advantage that a user can run the same do-file using dotex, dolog and do, creating a SJ
      LaTeX log file, a text log file, and no log file, respectively.

      Author: Roger Newson
      Distribution-Date: 29december2010
      Stata-Version: 11

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