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Re: st: LaTeX in variable labels for esttab

From   Christopher Baum <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: LaTeX in variable labels for esttab
Date   Sat, 26 May 2012 04:36:07 -0400

On May 26, 2012, at 8:33 AM, Billy wrote:

> I have a question about creating LaTeX tables using esttab (version
> 2.0.5  09mar2009, downloaded by -net install estout.pkg-).
> 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.)

No need to resort to -filefilter-, tab delimited, etc.

label var rho_1 "rho_1"
esttab using junk.tex,replace subs("rho_1" "$\rho_1\$") label


Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |
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  An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |

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