Export single numbers to LaTeX or MS Word

In a text, you often you refer to a number (e.g. the number of observations in the estimation sample). There is a simple way to automise the export of this number from a Stata-do-file to a Latex-document. It works by generating another latex-document, which contains this number only. This newly created file can be included in the main latex-document. Here is how it works (example here: number of observations, where id is the identifier for individuals):

tab id

file open newfile using numberofobs.tex, write replace

file write newfile “`r(r)’”

file close newfile

This syntax generates the number of distinct values of variable id.

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  1. This syntax can also be used to export single numbers to other programs, such as MS Word or MS Excel.

    In MS Word, it works as follows:
    1) generate the separate file as described above
    2) in MS Word: go to INSERT–>FIELD; choose function INSERTTEXT. There, you have to enter the files path. That’s it

    Using MS Word’s update function, the file (and the corresponding numbers) can easily be changed

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