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Re: st: RE: format coefficients in -esttab


From   jean-luc morin-chesnel <jeanluc.morinchesnel@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: format coefficients in -esttab
Date   Tue, 2 Jul 2013 15:35:36 +0000

Thanks William this is indeed an interesting suggestion

On 2 July 2013 14:49, William Buchanan <william@williambuchanan.net> wrote:
> Isn't the point of using significance stars/symbols to draw attention to
> those results?  Maybe using very distinctive symbols (e.g., a mixture of
> daggers, plus, asterisk, etc...) could help without having to set different
> results in different weights/type faces.  I've not tried to do this in
> -esttab- (available from SSC, which you are asked to identify), but the
> other option that might be just as efficient is to put together a few lines
> of code in your text editor to search and replace elements automatically for
> you (e.g., replace '&' with '& \textbf{' and replace *, **, or *** with '}
> [asterisks here]').  If you use distinctive enough symbols and emphasize
> things well in your prose, I wouldn't imagine anyone would miss the emphasis
> that you were trying to place on those specific results.
>
> It might not be the answer you were looking for, but it might be another way
> to consider solving the same difficulty.
>
> HTH,
> Billy
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of jean-luc
> morin-chesnel
> Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 7:31 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: format coefficients in -esttab
>
> Dear Statalist,
>
> I use esttab to transfer my regression results from Stata to Latex.
>
> Everything works fine but I would like to know whether there is a way to
> tell esttab to change the format of some coefficients. I am not thinking of
> size, but rather choosing bold or italic appearance.
>
> I have large tables and I would like, for instance, to highlight the most
> interesting coefficients automatically... Going manually through the tex
> file is a large loss of time...
>
> Any ideas?
> Many thanks,
>
> Jean-Luc
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