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Re: st: LaTeX in variable labels for esttab

 From William Buchanan To "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" Subject Re: st: LaTeX in variable labels for esttab Date Fri, 25 May 2012 09:15:21 -0700

Hi Bert,

If you use some of the other options (e.g., to denote the end of a line, delimiting columns, headers/footers, etc...) you could export as tab delimited and avoid any of the LaTeX protections.  It isn't a direct solution but it can at least get you a working solution for the moment.

- Billy

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On May 25, 2012, at 9:06, Bert Lloyd <bert.lloyd.89@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Statalist,
>
> I have a question about creating LaTeX tables using esttab (version
>
> I would like to include LaTeX markup in the variable labels. For
> example, suppose I have a variable rho_1 and I would like it to appear
> in the table as a rho symbol with a 1 subscript.
>
> In stata, I create the label as follows"
> label variable rho_1 "$\rho_{1}$"
>
> and call esttab using the label option.
>
> However, esttab protects the underscore character by adding a
> backslash, so the LaTeX code that is created is:
> $\rho\_{1}$
> and what appears in the compiled pdf is a rho symbol, followed by an
> underscore, followed by a 1 (not as a subscript).
>
> Is there a way to turn off this protection? (Which, of course, makes a
> great deal of sense in many contexts.)
>
> Best,
>
> BL
>
> PS - Stata 11.2 SE on Windows 7 64 bit, with the same phenomenon
> observed on Stata 12.
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