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Richard Herron <richard.c.herron@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Data entry into TeX files (other than tables and graphs) |

Date |
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:57:02 -0400 |

Thanks for the lessons, Roger and Nick! -parmest- is great and will come in handy for generating tables. But I think for outputting scalars to TeX -file- will work best for me (code below). * begin code file open temp using E:\temp.txt, write text replace file write temp (e(N)) file close temp * end code Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 07:46, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: > Roger's advice gives good positive suggestions. > > A secondary detail remains: Why didn't -outfile- work for Richard? In essence -outfile- requires a varlist, except that without one the entire dataset would be output. Richard's argument e(N) is clearly not a variable name, so is not a varlist. The rather cryptic message does show that -outfile- is trying hard to interpret what Richard writes as a variable name, but it can't turn e(N) into a varlist. Of course, anything you put into a variable first is fair game. > > In other contexts, -file- is closer to what Richard is seeking. > > Nick > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > Roger B. Newson > > This can be done using the -parmest- and -listtab- packages, both > downloadable from SSC. Another possibility is to use the -estout- > package, which you can also download from SSC. I would check the on-line > help for these packages to see which does what you want. > > On 30/10/2011 01:56, Richard Herron wrote: > >> Can I save estimate parameters to a text file so that I can enter them >> into a TeX file using \input{}? That is, I want to add the number of >> observations or regression coefficients -- e(N) or e(b) -- in the text >> of a paper without having to cut and paste. (I already know how to add >> tables and graphs.) >> >> I can save a specific value to file with -outfile-. >> >> *begin code >> sysuse auto, clear >> outfile mpg using temp in 1/1, replace noquote >> *end code >> >> But I can't save estimate results. >> >> *more code >> regress mpg rep78 >> display e(N) >> outfile e(N) using temp2, replace noquote >> *end more code >> >> The last line gives the following error. >> >> factor variables and time-series operators not allowed >> r(101); >> >> Is there a away to script all data entry into TeX files? Or do I have >> to cut and paste? Thanks! > > * > * 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/

**References**:**st: Data entry into TeX files (other than tables and graphs)***From:*Richard Herron <richard.c.herron@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Data entry into TeX files (other than tables and graphs)***From:*"Roger B. Newson" <r.newson@imperial.ac.uk>

**RE: st: Data entry into TeX files (other than tables and graphs)***From:*Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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