Philip Leifeld
Philip Leifeld

Praise for Software Projects

This page shows praise by users. It is generated with the praise function in texreg.

Research funders and employers increasingly ask for evidence of impact. Sometimes this is easy to measure, like the number of people cured by the invention of some medication. It is considerably more difficult to demonstrate impact of research software. texreg, for example, has > 10,000 downloads per month on CRAN alone, but I cannot see who the users are, what difference the software makes to their work, and where the users are distributed geographically. But I need to know these things to demonstrate the impact the software has.

To solve this problem, I have created the praise function in the texreg package. You should give it a try. The praise function accepts a minimum of three arguments: Are you an academic or non-academic user; what is the name of your organization; and can you share with us some general praise for texreg (in free-text form)? There are some optional additional details you can fill out as well. You should help us to document the impact of the software by using the function to submit your praise to this website. The praise you submit is shown below. I will point funders to this website and collate some quotes for reports. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! Enjoy browsing the feedback!

Praise for texreg (received 14/09/2021 from Chandler)

Organization: University of Happy Tables

User type: academic

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
Man, I've never seen such pretty tables!

Praise for texreg (received 20/08/2021 from Pittsburgh)

Organization: West Virginia University

Name: Dr Adam Nowak

User type: academic

General praise:
It is bery easy to use and very helpful for Latex tables

How does the software increase your productivity?
Latex tables

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
Easier to automoate Latex table creation

When did you start using the software?
2017-ish

Which models or methods do you use in your work?
linear

How many other users do you know?
2

Praise for texreg (received 11/08/2021 from Berlin)

Organization: Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Name: Maximilian Hinse

User type: academic

General praise:
I really enjoy using texreg(). Thank you for the development.

Which models or methods do you use in your work?
Mostly linear models and multilevel models

Praise for texreg (received 05/07/2021 from Frankfurt am Main)

Organization: University of Konstanz

Name: Frederik Gremler

User type: academic

General praise:
Great package! Also love that is easy extend texreg for new models

How does the software increase your productivity?
Saves time and effort making publication-level regression tables (as well as updating them) by automatic write to file -> inclusion in tex files via \input()

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
E.g. screenreg is a great way to compare models

When did you start using the software?
~2018

Where and how did you learn about the software?
Internet search

Praise for texreg (received 05/07/2021 from Dongguan)

Organization: University of Happy Tables

User type: academic

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
Man, I've never seen such pretty tables!

Praise for texreg (received 24/06/2021 from Knoxville)

Organization: university of tennessee

Name: yuanyang liu

User type: academic

General praise:
good!

How does the software increase your productivity?
easy regression results table for latex

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
regression results latex table

When did you start using the software?
2016

Where and how did you learn about the software?
2016, selflearned

Which models or methods do you use in your work?
linear models

Praise for texreg (received 08/06/2021 from Mannheim)

Organization: University of Happy Tables

User type: academic

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
Man, I've never seen such pretty tables!

Praise for texreg (received 06/06/2021 from Singapore)

Organization: London School of Economics and Political Science

User type: academic

General praise:
The texreg package strikes the right balance between out-of-box ease of use and extensibility.

How does the software increase your productivity?
texreg saves lots of time compared to major alternatives like stargazer thanks to its many extract functions.

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
texreg's plotreg function is great for presentations. I really like that it produces a ggplot, which makes it easy to further customize the plot.

When did you start using the software?
Since around 2018 probably

Where and how did you learn about the software?
JSS

Which models or methods do you use in your work?
linear models, ERGM

How many other users do you know?
2

Praise for texreg (received 08/05/2021 from Bogotá)

Organization: Universidad de los Andes

Name: Jorge Alejandro Ortiz - Research Assistant at CEDE

User type: academic

General praise:
It is amazing! crazy useful not only provides the best visualization it is also easy to to use and comprehensive!

How does the software increase your productivity?
It makes formatting very simple, saves a lot of time in formatting when exporting results and also helps to understand and communicate results from within RStudio

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
It does generate more professional looking tables, it also helps with communication as the format can be manipulated to fit different contexts meaning you can show people results in a manner that they are personally more used to when.

When did you start using the software?
2019-ish

Where and how did you learn about the software?
StackOverflow, wasn’t easy and SO is a dark place but I am glad I found it. Would have loved to know about it sooner.

Which models or methods do you use in your work?
glm, probit, logit, dif-in-dif, iv

How many other users do you know?
0

Praise for texreg (received 16/03/2021 from Hsinchu)

Organization: national chiao tung university

Name: YU JUNG YANG

User type: academic

General praise:
1

How does the software increase your productivity?
1

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
1

When did you start using the software?
1

Where and how did you learn about the software?
1

Praise for texreg (received 16/03/2021 from Hsinchu)

Organization: nycu

User type: academic

General praise:
nice

How does the software increase your productivity?
yes

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
fast and easy

When did you start using the software?
just now

Where and how did you learn about the software?
in class

Which models or methods do you use in your work?
logit

How many other users do you know?
2

Praise for texreg (received 02/03/2021 from Agadir)

Organization: University of Happy Tables

User type: academic

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
Man, I've never seen such pretty tables!

Praise for texreg (received 16/02/2021 from Tal Shahar)

Organization: BGU

Name: Jennifer Oser

User type: academic

General praise:
Way to go!

How does the software increase your productivity?
Thanks for the table

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
My table is nice

When did you start using the software?
Today!

How many other users do you know?
1

Praise for texreg (received 10/12/2020 from Oxford)

Organization: University of Oxford

Name: Mark Fransham

User type: academic

General praise:
The recent updates to texreg, especially the knitreg function, are excellent - not having to switch functions to get the correct output is a massive bonus, and it really helps with teaching students. They can see a table in the console and get the same table in LaTeX without having to switch around. This is excellent for beginners as they can quickly produce a regression table with the output from multiple models, and get on with the business of interpreting it without having to spend a long time creating the table in the first place. It is a big time saver for students and experienced researchers alike; and a very quick win in selling to students the benefit of using R Markdown as an automated reporting tool for both transparency and accuracy of reporting.

How does the software increase your productivity?
It has saved me many hours of table creation, and will save many hours more in the future. In teaching, it has saved students time in creating regression tables, meaning that they can spend their time learning how to interpret them instead.

When did you start using the software?
2016

Where and how did you learn about the software?
internet search

Which models or methods do you use in your work?
lm, glm, plm, lme4

How many other users do you know?
30

Praise for texreg (received 25/11/2020 from )

Organization: University of Happy Tables

User type: academic

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
Man, I've never seen such pretty tables!

Praise for texreg (received 13/11/2020 from Liverpool)

Organization: University of Glasgow

Name: David McArthur

User type: academic

General praise:
I really like this package. It makes good looking tables quickly and easily. I was also impressed with how easy it was to inlcude robust standard errors and p-values.

How does the software increase your productivity?
I often use the package when I want to compare multiple model specifications. It makes it much easier to see what is going on. It's also very quick to use.

When did you start using the software?
I have been using the package since about 2017.

Which models or methods do you use in your work?
I mostly use the package for lm and plm objects.

Praise for texreg (received 25/09/2020 from Oak Park)

Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago

User type: academic

How does the software increase your productivity?
Texreg is incredibly useful! I have a habit of entering all of my data into tables by hand, so this saves me a HUGE amount of time. Thank you!

Praise for texreg (received 01/09/2020 from Loughton)

Organization: University of Happy Tables

User type: academic

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
Man I've never had such pretty tables!

Praise for texreg (received 28/07/2020 from Harwich)

Organization: University of Sussex

User type: academic

General praise:
Texreg is possibly the most intuitively designed and accessible package for early-career researchers and academics. It's hard to think of what I used to create journal quality tables, report and verify results and contrast statistical models. I have highly recommended it to my undergrad class to adopt in their own work. Kudos to the developers for a much needed reporting tool that quickly becomes second-nature to use!

How does the software increase your productivity?
Absolutely! It has speeded up my workflow, allowing me to skip the tedious task of copy/pasting results into tables, messing about with the formatting and avoid making silly errors. I find it greatly helps with compiling results and making sure I adopt the best fitting models without relying on memory, scribbled notes, comments etc. On average, texreg has saved me a few hours during data analysis, writing and formatting process.

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
I use screenreg to primarily compare the results of multiple models immediately and incorporate this process into my workflow without needing to switch back and forth between modelling, reporting or writing up the results. Texreg tables are of superior quality compared to manually created tables and the package makes knitting code and tables into LaTex as smooth as possible. I enjoy the ease of using plotreg but prefer ggplot2 for the aesthetic quality/range of options.

When did you start using the software?
mid-2018/early 2019

Where and how did you learn about the software?
I heard about it from a colleague

Which models or methods do you use in your work?
mostly logreg and mixed effects, some survival models and recently ergm/tergm models

How many other users do you know?
perhaps 5-10 in the department at a guess

Praise for texreg (received 10/07/2020 from Reseda)

Organization: University of California, Los Angeles

User type: academic

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
Avoid copy-paste errors or wondering when something was last updated!

Which models or methods do you use in your work?
lfe (felm)

How many other users do you know?
1

Praise for texreg (received 07/07/2020 from Oberursel)

Organization: Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School

Name: Theodore Alysandratos, Research Fellow in Behavioural/Experimental Economics

User type: academic

How does the software increase your productivity?
texreg makes it easier to create tables for publications in both word and latex formats. It allows me to spend more time on the bits of the research that matter more.

When did you start using the software?
July 2020

Where and how did you learn about the software?
Googling for a stargazer replacement

Which models or methods do you use in your work?
OLS, GLM, panel data (plm, pglm)

Praise for texreg (received 19/06/2020 from Exeter)

Organization: University of Glasgow

Name: Dr Claudia Zucca

User type: academic

General praise:
Everyone doing stats needs to print tables. texreg supplies easy and flexible solutions for popular market demands. That's why it is so successful.

How does the software increase your productivity?
Making tables is relatively easy. Making them pretty is tough. texreg does this for me, and I can focus on the contents :)

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
The hardest thing for a newbie it's to identify what to put in a table for a specific class of models (errors, confidence intervals, GOF...). texreg does that for you, and everyone can look like a pro!!

Praise for texreg (received 29/05/2020 from Greenwich)

Organization: University of Essex

Name: Philip Leifeld

User type: academic

General praise:
I am the author of the texreg package. It's a fun project to work on. Also, you should contribute through bug fixes and development, praise, or by becoming a patron! See https://github.com/leifeld/texreg.

How does the software increase your productivity?
The package saves me an incredible amount of time when I write articles. (I also spend a lot of time developing it, so it's probably a negative balance overall, but still...

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
texreg allows me to compare multiple models side-by-side as a more useful replacement of the summary function. Makes me build better theories.

When did you start using the software?
I started using the package in 2012 (when I created it).

Which models or methods do you use in your work?
Dealing mostly with ergm and other network models.

How many other users do you know?
I meet texreg users every time I give a talk somewhere. It's amazing how many users we have!

Praise for texreg (received 25/03/2019 from Glasgow)

Organization: University of Glasgow

User type: academic

How does the software increase the quality of your work?
Makes formatting tables so easy it feels like a cheat code!