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RE: st: Data entry into TeX files (other than tables and graphs)

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   RE: st: Data entry into TeX files (other than tables and graphs)
Date   Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:46:28 +0000

Roger's advice gives good positive suggestions. 

A secondary detail remains: Why didn't -outfile- work for Richard? In essence -outfile- requires a varlist, except that without one the entire dataset would be output. Richard's argument e(N) is clearly not a variable name, so is not a varlist. The rather cryptic message does show that -outfile- is trying hard to interpret what Richard writes as a variable name, but it can't turn e(N) into a varlist. Of course, anything you put into a variable first is fair game. 

In other contexts, -file- is closer to what Richard is seeking. 


Roger B. Newson

This can be done using the -parmest- and -listtab- packages, both 
downloadable from SSC. Another possibility is to use the -estout- 
package, which you can also download from SSC. I would check the on-line 
help for these packages to see which does what you want.

On 30/10/2011 01:56, Richard Herron wrote:

> Can I save estimate parameters to a text file so that I can enter them
> into a TeX file using \input{}? That is, I want to add the number of
> observations or regression coefficients -- e(N) or e(b) -- in the text
> of a paper without having to cut and paste. (I already know how to add
> tables and graphs.)
> I can save a specific value to file with -outfile-.
> *begin code
> sysuse auto, clear
> outfile mpg using temp in 1/1, replace noquote
> *end code
> But I can't save estimate results.
> *more code
> regress mpg rep78
> display e(N)
> outfile e(N) using temp2, replace noquote
> *end more code
> The last line gives the following error.
> factor variables and time-series operators not allowed
> r(101);
> Is there a away to script all data entry into TeX files? Or do I have
> to cut and paste? Thanks!

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