## asdoc: Cutomizing the regression output | MS Word from Stata | Confidence Interval, adding stars, etc.

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Version 2.3 of asdoc adds the following features for reporting detailed regression tables.

1. Reporting confidence interval

2. Suppressing confidence intervals

3. Suppressing the stars which are used to show significance level

4. Customization of significance level for stars

These features are discussed in details below. If you have not already studied the features of asdoc, you can visit this page that lists the table of contents of what asdoc can do. You can also read this one paragraph introduction to asdoc. The following line of code will install this beta version of asdoc from our website

net install asdoc, from(http://fintechprofessor.com) replace

help asdoc

## Details of the new features

The new features related to creating detailed regression tables with asdoc are discussed below with details.

### 1. Confidence interval

I received several emails and comments on blog posts suggesting the addition of confidence intervals (CI) to the detailed regression tables created by asdoc. In version 2.3 onwards, confidence intervals are shown by default. This means that we do not have to add an additional option to report CI. See the following example.

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### 2. Suppressing the confidence interval

If confidence intervals are not needed, we can use option **noci**. For example

asdoc reg price mpg rep78 headroom trunk weight length turn , replace noci

### 3. Suppressing stars

Similarly, if we are not interested in reporting significance stars, we can use option **nostars**. For example,

### 4. Setting custom significance level

The default significance levels for reporting stars are set at : *** for p-values <=0.01; ** for p-values <=0 .05, and * for p-values <=0.1. However, now we can set our own levels for statistical significance using option **setstars**. An example of setstars option looks like:

setstars(***@.01, **@.05, *@.1)

As we can see from the above line, **setstars **separates each argument by a comma. Each argument has three components. The first component is the symbol (in our case it is *) which will be reported for the given significance elve. The second component is the @ sign that connects the significance level with the symbol. And the third component is the value at which the significance level is set. So if we want to report stars such that

* for p-value .001 or less

** for p-value .01 or less

*** for p-value .05 or less

We shall write the option setstars as

setstars(*@.001, **@.01, ***@.05)

Continuing with our example, let us use the above option to report our defined level of stars.

asdoc reg price mpg rep78 headroom trunk weight length turn , replace setstars(*@.001, **@.01, ***@.05)