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Re: st: RE: Copying Stata code with line numbers

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: Copying Stata code with line numbers
Date   Sat, 10 Mar 2012 13:44:15 +0000

The question keeps changing here. That's clearly allowed but it's
confusing. Vim can do Stata syntax highlighting, line numbering, HTML
export, and probably two or three of those.


On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Brendan Halpin <> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 10 2012, Nick Cox wrote:
>> Charles didn't mention preservation of syntax highlighting as a requirement.
>> As the problem posed is to copy into a word processor, I would be
>> curious to know which word processors support Stata syntax
>> highlighting.
> Not to provoke Nick into a VI vs Emacs flamewar (and I see that I am
> trying his patience), but Emacs has a partial solution to this. The
> "htmlize" function will create a html version of the syntax-highlighted
> text, which can be imported by your word processor.
> However, the syntax highlighting (based on Bill Rising's ado-mode) is
> not 100% correct as it is heuristic rather than syntactical, so to
> speak. It's good enough to be useful, but it is not perfect.
> If Sergiy really wants official Stata syntax highlighting, would a
> screenshot be an acceptable compromise?
> Brendan
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