From resultssets to resultstables in Stata
Abstract. The listtab package supersedes the listtex package. It inputs a list
of variables and outputs them as a table in one of several formats, including TEX,
LATEX, HTML, Microsoft Rich Text Format, or possibly future XML-based formats.
It works with a team of four other packages: sdecode, chardef, xrewide, and
ingap, which are downloaded from the Statistical Software Components archive.
The sdecode package is an extension of decode; it allows the user to add prefixes or
suffixes and to output exponents as TEX, HTML, or Rich Text Format superscripts.
It is called by another package, bmjcip, to convert estimates, confidence limits,
and p-values from numeric to string. The chardef package is an extension of
char define; it allows the user to define a characteristic for a list of variables,
adding prefixes or suffixes. The xrewide package is an extension of reshape wide;
it allows the user to store additional results in variable characteristics or local
macros. The ingap package inserts gap observations into a dataset to form gap
rows when the dataset is converted to a table. Together, these packages form a
general toolkit to convert Stata datasets (or resultssets) to tables, complete with
row labels and column labels. Examples are demonstrated using LATEX and also
using the rtfutil package to create Rich Text Format documents. This article
uses data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, based at
Bristol University, UK.
Roger B. Newson
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
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listtab, listtex, sdecode, chardef, xrewide, ingap, bmjcip, rtfutil, keyby, addinby, table, resultsset, TeX, LaTeX, HTML, XML, RTF
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