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Re: st: esttab into Excel tables that are directly readable?

From   Sergiy Radyakin <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: esttab into Excel tables that are directly readable?
Date   Tue, 8 Oct 2013 17:35:43 -0400


CSV stands for "comma separated values". not "formats". any formatting
you wish to apply that is not applied by Excel automatically - you
will have to add it manually. The full list of automatic formatting is
unknown [to me], but Excel usually trucates numbers that are longer
than 15 digits, and may convert values with dashes or slashes to
date/time formatted values.

For me as a non-native speaker what does "..need some extra clicks to
put Text into Columns." mean? Do you need to put particular titles
into the column headers? Or do you need to format columns as "text"
not "numeric"? Or do you mean to adjust alignment of the columns? Or
something else? Just in case, for importing files into Excel in CSV
format, the following page is very interesting:

StataCorp has added the classes for handling tables still in version
12, which support column titles, widths, formats, coloring,
separators, etc. And they are used for many "standard" outputs we see
on the screen - regression output, matrix output, summarize output,
Given the recently added export to Excel, and a plethora of the output
commands estout, tabout, esttab, latab, outtex, outreg2, outtable,
texdoc I would be surprised if there is no output to _formatted_ Excel
tables in Stata 14 (if it is not in Stata 13 already).

Best, Sergiy Radyakin.

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 4:18 PM, Jen Zhen <> wrote:
> Dear listers,
> I've forever been using Ben Jann's -esttab- command to get my
> regression tables into Stata. I quite like that I can do all
> regressions as I like, just needing to put an "eststo:" in front, and
> then just need the one line to get the table.
> The one thing I find annoying is that when I tell Stata to -esttab
> using table.csv- and then open that table in Excel, I always need some
> extra clicks in Stata to put the Text into Columns. So I'm wondering
> whether there is any way to esttab tables that I can open and directly
> read in Excel?
> Thank you so much and kind regards,
> JZ
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