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Re: st: RE: Request for advice on simple summary tables for LaTeX


From   Dorothy Bridges <dbstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Request for advice on simple summary tables for LaTeX
Date   Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:55:19 -0700

Dear all,

I'm reviving an old thread here to ask about tabstat, variable labels,
and LaTeX.  My question was asked below: what is the easiest way to
write a summary-statistics table with variable labels (a la fsum) to
tex?  Martin suggested using estpost and esttab, but (certainly
because of my own ignorance) I do not see how that solution allows for
using variable labels.

Thank you in advance for your help.

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 2:16 PM, Venable <venablito@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Martin,
>
> Thank you very much for the suggestion and for your helpful example.
> That is indeed a fantastic solution. I have been a fan of estout for a
> long time but did not know it had this capacity.
>
> It even has a booktabs option!
>
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
>>
>> <>
>>
>> *******
>> sysuse auto, clear
>> estpost tabstat price mpg weight, /*
>> á*/ ástatistics( mean p25 median p75 ) /*
>> á*/ ácolumns(variables)
>> esttab using myfile.tex, á/*
>> á*/ cells("price mpg weight") /*
>> á*/ áreplace nonum noobs
>> *******
>>
>>
>> HTH
>> Martin
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Venable
>> Sent: Freitag, 30. Oktober 2009 20:22
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: st: Request for advice on simple summary tables for LaTeX
>>
>> Dear Statalisters,
>>
>> I have been experimenting with a few different methods for creating
>> tables of summary statistics in LaTeX. For example, I would like to
>> present the mean, 25th percentile, median and 75th percentiles of the
>> variables price, mpg and weight in the auto.dta dataset. There are a
>> number of nice alternatives in Stata but I am having some trouble
>> getting any of these to do exactly what I would like.
>>
>>
>> The simplest option seems to be -latabstat-, as in
>> latabstat price mpg weight, ///
>> á á á ácolumns(statistics) statistics(mean p25 p50 p75) ///
>> á á á ácap(Summary Statistics) clabel(summary-statistics) ///
>> á á á átf(summary-statistics) replace
>>
>> This is very easy to implement and produces nice-looking output, but
>> as far as I can tell it is not possible to use variable labels. Is
>> this correct?
>>
>>
>> I very much like the look of the tables created by -tabout-, for
>> example in the nice tutorial:
>> http://www.ianwatson.com.au/stata/tabout_tutorial.pdf
>> The tables in this tutorial look great, in particular the spacing of
>> the horizontal lines. However, I am finding it difficult to figure out
>> whether -tabout- is the right option for simple summary tables - it
>> seems to be built for more complicated tasks.
>>
>>
>> -sutex- is also very easy but appears to be limited to just a few
>> statistics (mean, min, max).
>>
>>
>> Finally, I wrote something myself to summarize, extract the r()
>> information to a Stata matrix, and then convert that matrix to a LaTeX
>> table using the -outtable- command. For example,
>>
>> cap program drop summaryrow
>> program summaryrow
>> á á á áargs VarToSum
>> á á á ámatrix `VarToSum'=J(1,4,.)
>> á á á ásumm `VarToSum', detail
>> á á á álocal j = 1
>> á á á álocal statistics_list mean p25 p50 p75
>> á á á áforeach statistic of local statistics_list {
>> á á á á á á á ámatrix `VarToSum'[1,`j']= `r(`statistic')'
>> á á á á á á á álocal j = `j'+1
>> á á á á}
>> á á á ámatrix colnames `VarToSum' = `statistics_list'
>> á á á álocal myrowname: variable label `VarToSum'
>> á á á ámatrix rownames `VarToSum' = `myrowname'
>> end
>> summaryrow price
>> summaryrow mpg
>> summaryrow weight
>> matrix SummaryTable = price \ mpg \ weight
>> outtable using SummaryTable, ///
>> á á á ámat(SummaryTable ) ///
>> á á á ánobox center f(%9.0f) ///
>> á á á ácaption("Summary Statistics") clabel(summary-table) ///
>> á á á áreplace
>>
>> This does allow me to use variable labels but is a bit hacked together
>> given my poor programming skills. Also, it would be nice to tweak the
>> spacing of the horizontal lines, which is probably possible but is a
>> bit beyond me.
>>
>>
>>
>> In any event, I would really appreciate some guidance on how to
>> combine the best of these methods. I apologize if this has been
>> covered before or if the answer is obvious. I did some searching of
>> the Statalist archives and looked through the help files of the
>> different commands but was not able to figure this out. This is
>> probably the result of my own deficiencies rather than any problem of
>> the commands themselves.
>>
>> Thanks very much for any help you can provide.
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