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AW: st: formatted output

From   "Martin Weiss" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   AW: st: formatted output
Date   Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:21:47 +0100


" By **S I meant to refer to SAS, sometimes viewed as unmentionable
on this list."

Just call it "Some Alternative Software" then (NJC parlance)...


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] Im Auftrag von Jeph Herrin
Gesendet: Dienstag, 12. Januar 2010 13:18
An: [email protected]
Betreff: Re: st: formatted output


By **S I meant to refer to SAS, sometimes viewed as unmentionable
on this list.

I was an early and longtime user of TeX, typsetting my math PhD
dissertation and that of a few of my classmates, and still fire
up MikTex for some applications. So the LaTex learning curve shouldn't
be a barrier. What is a barrier is collaboration with others -
on some projects it would useful and others it would be an obstacle.
ODT I can at least convert to other formats that can be marked up,
but not **TeX. Hence my reluctance to go too far down that path.
Still, I will give it a look.


Neil Shephard wrote:
> 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.
> Neil
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