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Re: st: Completely new version of -outreg-


From   Ricardo Ovaldia <ovaldia@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Completely new version of -outreg-
Date   Thu, 28 Jul 2011 07:12:48 -0700 (PDT)

I tryed using the new -outreg-, but I get an error.
Are there additional programs that I need to download?

. sysuse auto, clear
(1978 Automobile Data)

. reg mpg foreign weight 

      Source |       SS       df       MS              Number of obs =      74
-------------+------------------------------           F(  2,    71) =   69.75
       Model |   1619.2877     2  809.643849           Prob > F      =  0.0000
    Residual |  824.171761    71   11.608053           R-squared     =  0.6627
-------------+------------------------------           Adj R-squared =  0.6532
       Total |  2443.45946    73  33.4720474           Root MSE      =  3.4071

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         mpg |      Coef.   Std. Err.      t    P>|t|     [95% Conf. Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
     foreign |  -1.650029   1.075994    -1.53   0.130      -3.7955    .4954422
      weight |  -.0065879   .0006371   -10.34   0.000    -.0078583   -.0053175
       _cons |    41.6797   2.165547    19.25   0.000     37.36172    45.99768
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

. outreg
              MakeSmat():  3499  _CColJoin() not found
             CalcStats():     -  function returned error
                 <istmt>:     -  function returned error
r(3499);


Ricardo Ovaldia, MS
Statistician 
Oklahoma City, OK


--- On Thu, 7/28/11, John Luke Gallup <jlgallup@pdx.edu> wrote:

> From: John Luke Gallup <jlgallup@pdx.edu>
> Subject: st: Completely new version of -outreg-
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 12:24 AM
> I would like to announce a new
> version (4) of the estimation formatting program
> -outreg-.  I have rewritten the program from scratch,
> making it much more powerful for formatting, and (I hope)
> with syntax as simple or simpler than the original.  
> 
> The new version creates native Word (RTF) files or LaTeX
> files, with as complete control of formatting as possible,
> including arbitrary arrangement of statistics, font and
> font-size control at the cell level, multiple tables in the
> same document, etc.  My goal was to allow the creation
> of a complete statistical appendix from a single .do file,
> with no subsequent format tweaking required in Word or a
> LaTeX editor.
> 
> I have been working on this new version of -outreg- on and
> off for too many years.  Actually -outreg2- grew out of
> an intermediate version that was almost completed when I
> realized that I wanted to make basic design improvements -
> Roy Wada finished the project and has been maintaining and
> expanding it since.  -outreg- is almost entirely
> written in Mata, with the tables stored in Mata string
> matrices, which solves the memory problems that sometimes
> occur using -outreg- with very large datasets.
> 
> The new version has the following features which I don't
> think exist in estimation formatting programs yet:
> 
> -  outreg can create any (rectangular) arrangement of
> 22 possible statistics based on coefficient or marginal
> effect estimates.
> 
> -  Addition of any summary statistics. 
> 
> -  Users can specify fonts and font sizes for each
> cell of the table, horizontal and vertical bounding lines,
> and spacing between table rows.
> 
> -  Wide tables can be placed in landscape
> orientation.
> 
> -  Cells can span multiple columns.
> 
> -  Successive tables can be added to the same
> document, with paragraphs of regular text in between.
> 
> -  Users can add footnotes or other symbols to any
> part of the table, with some effort.
> 
> -  Users can include Greek letters and other Unicode
> symbols in their text.
> 
> -  outreg can be used in loops, including writing to
> two or more tables each iteration (e.g. saving multiple
> estimates of first and second stage estimation to separate
> tables).
> 
> The new version can be downloaded with the command
> 
> . ssc install outreg, replace
> 
> Note that this will overwrite the previous version of
> -outreg-, with a couple of syntax changes which can make
> your legacy .do files using -outreg- not run properly
> without some minor editing.
> 
> Version 4 has been in use by some people for almost a year,
> so it should be quite stable.
> 
> The back end of -outreg- may be of interest to Statalist
> .ado programmers.  -frmttable.ado-, included in the
> -outreg- package, does most of the work, formatting the text
> and writing it to Word or Latex files.  -frmttable.ado
> is available for use by any other program by passing a Stata
> matrix containing the table data along with text for column,
> row, and other titles.
> 
> John
> 
> 
> John Luke Gallup
> Department of Economics
> Portland State University
> 
> 
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