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Re: st: Multi-column Excel tables with 1 line after my regressions: esttab, outreg2, or another?


From   Jen Zhen <jenzhen99@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Multi-column Excel tables with 1 line after my regressions: esttab, outreg2, or another?
Date   Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:42:10 +0200

Dear all,

thanks for your replies.

On Nick Cox' question:Sorry for having been unclear. I did not intend
to combine -outreg- and -eststo- but I was considering to get either
of -eststo & esttab- or -outreg2- to do what I wanted and had
different misgivings about each of them:

With esttab I found it unsatisfactory that the Excel output I could
get (at least in Stata 11 the only Excel format I can generate with
esttab seems to be csv) did not directly display output in different
columns, so I have to manually go through the "Text to Columns"
procedure for each Excel sheet. Adding the "tab lab nogap" options
doesn't seem to solve this either.

With outreg2 I found it unsatisfactory that I cannot generate the full
table with one line, but need to first use "outreg2 ..., replace" for
the first column to prevent outreg2 from also printing all other
regressions I have estimated since the start of my Stata session, and
then need to write a loop for each other regression and each "outreg2
..., append" to add the other regression results that I also do want
to be displayed.

I mentioned both issues in the same email only to increase the chances
of getting either of them to do what I was hoping for, but it looks
like I have to live with one of these constraints.

Best regards,
JZ

On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 7:36 PM, Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com> wrote:
> Also try
>
> cap erase tab.xls
> esttab * using tab.xls, tab lab nogap
>
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>> [Another Nick]
>>
>> I'm not following this closely, but you seem to be expecting -outreg2-
>> (Roy Wada, SSC) and -eststo- (Ben Jann, SSC, SJ) to work with each
>> other.
>>
>> Where is it documented that this should work? They are written by
>> different people and (more importantly) I don't think either author
>> wrote so that the programs are mutually compatible.
>>
>> Nick
>> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>>
>>
>> On 18 October 2013 15:29, Jen Zhen <jenzhen99@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Nick,
>>>
>>> thanks so much for your answer. I also got that idea from example 2 of
>>> the outreg2 help file , but somehow it's not working for me.
>>> I try to reproduce all of my steps in the following, maybe that will
>>> enable someone to see where I'm going wrong:
>>>
>>>      log using logfile.log, replace
>>>      use dataset.dta, replace
>>>
>>>     ...
>>>
>>>      capture erase logfile.log
>>>      eststo: reg depvar1 x1 x2 x3
>>>      eststo: reg depvar2 x1 x2 x3
>>>      eststo: reg depvar3 x1 x2 x3
>>>      outreg2 x1 x2 [est1 est2 est3] using outputfile, excel
>>>
>>>      log close
>>>
>>> Can anyone see how I could change this so as to ensure that I outreg2
>>> only those 3 regressions and not other regressions estimated earlier?
>>>
>>> Thanks so much,
>>> JZ
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Nick Winter <njgwinter@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> on the replace / append question, I just include the following line at the
>>>> beginning of my do file:
>>>>
>>>> capture erase -logfilename-
>>>>
>>>> then -append- all results
>>>>
>>>> - Nick Winter
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 10/18/2013 8:43 AM, Jen Zhen wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Dear listers,
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm looking for way to produce a readily-formatted Excel table (or at
>>>>> least one in which the results of each regression are displayed in a
>>>>> separate column, without requiring further adjustments in Excel) with
>>>>> a single one-line command to be run after my set of regressions. I've
>>>>> tried this both with Ben's -esttab- and with Roy's  -outreg2-m but
>>>>> could not get either to do exactly what I wanted:
>>>>>
>>>>> On -esttab ... file.csv-:
>>>>> When open the CSV file in Excel, either by clicking on the
>>>>> hyperlink with its name right in the Stata results window or by
>>>>> opening the saved file in Windows Explorer, I see all data in a single
>>>>> column and first need to tell Excel that at each comma the data are to
>>>>> be split into separate columns. It would be convenient if I could
>>>>> -esttab- into a format which Excel does then directly display in
>>>>> separate columns, but I have not been able to find such an output
>>>>> format for esttab. I am still running Stata 11 and currently have no
>>>>> financial resources to upgrade to a later version.
>>>>>
>>>>> On -outreg2-:
>>>>> I have thus been considering to switch from -esttab- to Roy's
>>>>> -outreg2-. However, here I find it disadvantageous that I cannot just
>>>>> compile the table with one line after all the regressions but must
>>>>> instead use a separate -outreg2 ..., append- after each regression. I
>>>>> can build that into a loop.
>>>>> But it seems that to prevent -outreg2- from adding all earlier
>>>>> regression results run in that Stata session, I need to separately
>>>>> -outreg2- my first regression with the replace option and then all
>>>>> others with the append option. But that looks very inelegant in my
>>>>> dofile. Do people know any more elegant way of doing this?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you so much and kind regards,
>>>>> JZ
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