help for ^outfix2^

Outputting formatted data -------------------------

^outfix2^ varlist [^if^ exp] [^in^ range] ^using^ filename ^, c^ols^(^numlist^)^ [ ^f^ormat ]

Description -----------

^outfix2^ lists varlist in filename.

Remarks -------

^outfix2^ displays data on screen and logs what it displays in a temporary file, which is then copied to a permanent file. Therefore, it may not be run ^quietly^ without suppressing its useful output. Any logging previously started will be suspended while it is operating.

Options -------

^cols(^numlist^)^ is a required option specifying the columns in which the values for each variable should start. ^outfix2^ checks only that the numbers in numlist are ascending integers. It is the user's responsibility to check that the column specification provides enough space for data to be shown properly.

^format^ specifies that the format of each variable should be used in listing. The format may be used to control number of decimal places shown and right- or left-justification. See @format@.

Example -------

. ^outfix2 price weight mpg using auto.out, cols(1 11 21)^

Acknowledgement ---------------

^outfix2^ takes ideas from a program ^outfix^ written by Gero Lipsmeier.

Author ------

Nicholas J. Cox, University of Durham, U.K. n.j.cox@@durham.ac.uk