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Re: st: outreg2 Non-Zero Decimals


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: outreg2 Non-Zero Decimals
Date   Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:39:15 +0100

This is quite correct but still likely to be misunderstood.

-outreg- (SSC, SJ) has indeed been revamped radically and is a very
different and versatile program.

But it's important to know that it is now quite independent of -outreg2- (SSC).

For all but those familiar with a rather tangled history, this is
likely to be confusing. As a brief and I trust factual summary:
-outreg- came first, but the developer John Gallup did not publicly
develop it for some years. So -outreg2- (Roy Wada) was offered as a
enhancement. Then John returned with a new -outreg-. Development of
both is now quite separate.

At the time of writing, -outreg2- on SSC was last revised in 2010. It
follows that statements in its documentation about -outreg- are in
many cases quite out-of-date.

Nick

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM, Wameq Raza <wameq.r@gmail.com> wrote:

> Try using the new outreg command. It's revamped and has plenty of options.
>
> ssc install outreg, replace
>
> Sorry can't help you with the particulars, but you might find it there.

> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 2:52 PM, mai7777 <mai7777@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Is there a way on the -outreg2- command to impose the number of
>> non-zero decimals. Using [dec(#)] dictates only the number of
>> decimals, but they can be all zeros. Removing the bdec(#) sets auto
>> digits which will yield a different number of digits in each line,
>> which is not in publication format.
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