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Re: st: formatted output

From   Neil Shephard <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: formatted output
Date   Tue, 12 Jan 2010 09:29:50 +0000

I've no idea what you refer to with **S, but I'd highly recommend
investing the time to go through the learning curve for using LaTeX.
I find it an absolute delight to use as it separates style from
content so you don't have to worry about wasting time formatting each
bit of text.

There are innumerable useful user-written commands for generating
tables and formatted output that can be '\include{}' or '\input{}'
into your main document, and embedding png/eps/ps formatted graphs is
a doddle.

Some packages off the top of my head that are very useful for this are
-listtab- and -tabout-.

More can be found with -findit latex- and the top set of hits point to
UCLA's web-pages on this subject "Stata tools for LaTeX"

The only major draw back is that you have to drag people away from
their ingrained usage of WYSIWYG word-processing who might never have
considered that there is an alternative to the ubiquitous M$-Word.

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from year to year, and in all circumstances, he rejects hypotheses; he
rather gives his mind to each particular case in the light of his
evidence and his ideas." - Sir Ronald A. Fisher (1956)

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