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Re: st: Table Export of suffix / index


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Table Export of suffix / index
Date   Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:18:46 +0000

You have to use Stata to write LaTeX code, which is then interpreted
externally. Stata does not interpret LaTeX mark-up internally. Note in
particular that the $ sign is used in Stata in global macro references
(when it is not taken literally as a dollar sign). So using $ $ or $$
$$ to indicate math[s] would be difficult at best in Stata.

By the way, $CO_2$ in LaTeX gives you italic "CO", which is not
standard for chemical notation.

Nick

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Meulemann  Max <mmeulemann@ethz.ch> wrote:
> Im using Stata 12. I d like to directly export variables label names like CO_2 or x^2 so that Latex will display them properly when I tell tabout, sutex or estout to use labels.
>
> I tried several version like
>
> label var x "$CO_2$"
> or
> label var x "\[CO_2\]
>
> but I either just get a $ or $\backslash$
>
> Is there a way to label the variable properly that latex understands it.
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