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@node Reporting
@chapter Reporting
Dynare provides a simple interface for creating @LaTeX{} reports,
comprised of @LaTeX{} tables and TikZ graphs. You can use the report as
created through Dynare or pick out the pieces you want for inclusion
in your own paper.
Reports are created and modified by calling methods on class
objects. The objects are hierarchichal, with the following order (from
highest to lowest): @code{Report, Page, Section, Graph/Table/Vspace,
Series}. For simplicity of syntax, we abstract away from these
classes, allowing you to operate directly on a @code{Report} object,
while maintaining the names of these classes in the @code{Report}
Class methods you will use.
The report is created sequentially, command by command, hence the
order of the commands matters. When an object of a certain hierarchy
is inserted, all methods will function on that object until an object
of equal or greater hierarchy is added. Hence, once you add a
@code{Page} to the report, every time you add a @code{Section} object,
it will be added to this @code{Page} until another @code{Page} is
added to the report (via @ref{addPage}). This will become more clear
with the example at the end of the section.
Options to the methods are passed differently than those to Dynare
commands. They take the form of named options to Matlab functions
where the arguments come in pairs (@i{e.g.}
@code{function_name(`option_1_name', `option_1_value',
`option_2_name', `option_2_value', ...)}, where @code{option_X_name}
is the name of the option while @code{option_X_value} is the value
assigned to that option). The ordering of the option pairs matters
only in the unusual case when an option is provided twice (probably
erroneously). In this case, the last value passed is the one that is
Below, you will see a list of methods available for the Report class and
a clarifying example.
@defmethod Report report compiler, showDate, filename, margin, marginUnit, orientation, paper, title
Instantiates a @code{Report} object.
@table @code
@item compiler, @var{FILENAME}
The full path to the @LaTeX{} compiler on your system. If this option
is not provided, Dynare will try to find the appropriate program to
compile @LaTeX{} on your system. Default is system dependent: Windows:
?, Mac OS X: @code{/usr/texbin/pdflatex}, Linux: the result of
@code{which pdflatex}
@item showDate, @code{BOOLEAN}
Display the date and time when the report was compiled. Default:
@item filename, @var{FILENAME}
The filename to use when saving this report. Default:
@item margin, @var{DOUBLE}
The margin size. Default: @code{2.5}
@item marginUnit, `cm' | `in'
Units associated with the margin. Default: @code{`cm'}
@item orientation, `landscape' | `portrait'
Paper orientation: Default: @code{`portrait'}
@item paper, `a4' | `letter'
Paper size. Default: @code{`a4'}
@item title, @code{STRING}
Report Title. Default: @code{none}
@end table
@end defmethod
@defmethod Report addPage footnote, orientation, paper, title, titleFormat
Adds a @code{Page} to the @code{Report}.
@table @code
@item footnote, @code{STRING}
A footnote to be included at the bottom of this page. Default: @code{none}
@item orientation, `landscape' | `portrait'
@item paper, `a4' | `letter'
@item title, @code{STRING} | @code{CELL_ARRAY_STRINGS}
With one entry (a @code{STRING}), the title of the page. With more
than one entry (a @code{CELL_ARRAY_STRINGS}), the title and subtitle(s)
of the page. Default: @code{none}
@item titleFormat, @code{STRING} | @code{CELL_ARRAY_STRINGS}
A string representing the @LaTeX{} markup to use on the
@ref{title}. The number of cell array entries must be equal to that of
the @ref{title} option. Default: @code{none}
@end table
@end defmethod
@defmethod Report addSection cols, height
Adds a @code{Section} to a @code{Page}.
@table @code
@item cols, @code{INTEGER}
The number of columns in the section. Default: @code{1}
@item height, @code{STRING}
A string to be used with the @code{\sectionheight} @LaTeX{}
command. Default: @code{`!'}
@end table
@end defmethod
@defmethod Report addGraph data, figname, showGrid, showLegend, showLegendBox, legendLocation, legendOrientation, legendFontSize, seriesToUse, shade, shadeColor, shadeOpacity, title, xlabel, ylabel, xrange, yrange, showZeroline
Adds a @code{Graph} to a @code{Section}.
@table @code
@item data, @code{dynSeries}
The @code{dynSeries} that provides the data for the graph. Default:
@item figname, @code{STRING}
The name to use when saving this figure. Default: @code{[tempname
@item showGrid, @code{BOOLEAN}
Whether or not to display the minor grid on the graph. Default:
@item showLegend, @code{BOOLEAN}
Whether or not to display the legend. Default: @code{false}
@item showLegendBox, @code{BOOLEAN}
Whether or not to display a box around the legend. Default:
@item legendLocation, `North' | `South' | `East' | `West' | `NorthEast' | `SouthEast' | `NorthWest' | `SouthWest' | `NorthOutside' | `SouthOutside' | `EastOutside' | `WestOutside' | `NorthEastOutside' | `SouthEastOutside' | `NorthWestOutside' | `SouthWestOutside' | `Best' | `BestOutside'
Where to place the legend in the graph. NB: some of these are not
available under Octave. Default: @code{`SouthEast'}
@item legendOrientation, `vertical' | `horizontal'
Orientation of the legend. Default: @code{`horizontal'}
@item legendFontSize, @code{DOUBLE}
The font size for legend entries. Default: @code{8}
@item seriesToUse, @code{CELL_ARRAY_STRINGS}
The names of the series contained in the @code{dynSeries} provided to
the @xref{data} option. If empty, use all series provided to
@xref{data}. Default: @code{empty}
@item shade, @code{dynDate}:@code{dynDate}
A @code{dynDates} range showing the portion of the graph that should
be shaded. Default: @code{none}
@item shadeColor, @code{MATLAB_COLOR_NAME}
The color to use in the shaded portion of the graph. Default:
@item shadeOpacity, @code{DOUBLE}
The opacity of the shaded area, must be in [0,1]. Default: @code{.2}
@item title, @code{STRING}
Title for the graph. Default: @code{none}
@item xlabel, @code{STRING}
The x-axis label. Default: @code{none}
@item ylabel, @code{STRING}
The y-axis label. Default: @code{none}
@item xrange, @code{dynDate}:@code{dynDate}
The boundary on the x-axis to display in the graph, represented as a
@code{dynDate} range. Default: all
@item yrange, @code{dynDate}:@code{dynDate}
The boundary on the y-axis to display in the graph, represented as a
@code{dynDate} range. Default: all
@item showZeroline, @code{BOOLEAN}
Display a solid black line at y = 0. Default: @code{false}
@end table
@end defmethod
@defmethod Report addTable data, showHlines, precision, range, seriesToUse, title, titleSize, vlineAfter, showVlines
Adds a @code{Table} to a @code{Section}.
@table @code
@item data, @code{dynSeries}
@item showHlines, @code{BOOLEAN}
Whether or not to show horizontal lines separating the rows. Default: @code{false}
@item precision, @code{INTEGER}
The number of decimal places to report in the table data. Default: @code{1}
@item range, @code{dynDate}:@code{dynDate}
The date range of the data to be displayed. Default: @code{all}
@item seriesToUse, @code{CELL_ARRAY_STRINGS}
@item title, @code{STRING}
Title for the table. Default: @code{none}
@item titleSize, @code{STRING}
@LaTeX{} string representing the size of the table title. Default: @code{large}
@item vlineAfter, @code{dynDate}
Show a vertical line after the specified date. Default: @code{empty}
@item showVlines, @code{BOOLEAN}
Whether or not to show vertical lines separating the columns. Default: @code{false}
@end table
@end defmethod
@defmethod Report addSeries data, graphLineColor, graphLineStyle, graphLineWidth, graphMarker, graphMarkerEdgeColor, graphMarkerFaceColor, graphMarkerSize, tableShowMarkers, tableAlignRight, tableNegColor, tablePosColor
Adds a @code{Series} to a @code{Graph} or a @code{Table}.
@table @code
@item data, @code{dynSeries}
@item graphLineColor, @code{MATLAB_COLOR}
Color to use for the series in a graph. Default: @code{`k'}
@item graphLineStyle, @code{`none'} | @code{`-'} | @code{`--'} | @code{`:'} | @code{`-.'}
Line style for this series in a graph. Default: @code{'-'}
@item graphLineWidth @code{DOUBLE}
Line width for this series in a graph. Default: @code{0.5}
@item graphMarker, @code{`+'} | @code{`o'} | @code{`*'} | @code{`.'} | @code{`x'} | @code{`s'} | @code{`square'} | @code{`d'} | @code{`diamond'} | @code{`^'} | @code{`v'} | @code{`>'} | @code{`<'} | @code{`p'} | @code{`pentagram'} | @code{`h'} | @code{`hexagram'} | @code{`none'}
The Marker to use on this series in a graph. Default: @code{none}
@item graphMarkerEdgeColor, @code{MATLAB_COLOR}
The edge color of the graph marker. Default: @code{`auto'}
@item graphMarkerFaceColor, @code{MATLAB_COLOR}
The face color of the graph marker. Default: @code{`auto'}
@item graphMarkerSize, @code{DOUBLE}
The size of the graph marker. Default: @code{6}
@item tableShowMarkers, @code{BOOLEAN}
In a Table, if @code{true}, surround each cell with brackets and color
it according to @ref{tableNegColor} and @ref{tablePosColor}. No effect
for graphs. Default: @code{false}
@item tableAlignRight, @code{BOOLEAN}
Whether or not to align the series name to the right of the
cell. Default: @code{false}
@item tableNegColor, @code{LATEX_COLOR}
The color to use when marking Table data that is less than
zero. Default: @code{`red'}
@item tablePosColor, @code{LATEX_COLOR}
The color to use when marking Table data that is greater than
zero. Default: @code{`blue'}
@end table
@end defmethod
@defmethod Report addVspace hline, number
Adds a @code{Vspace} (vertical space) to a @code{Section}.
@table @code
@item hline, @code{INTEGER}
The number of horizontal lines to be inserted. Default: @code{0}
@item number, @code{INTEGER}
The number of new lines to be inserted. Default: @code{1}
@end table
@end defmethod
@defmethod Report write
Writes the @LaTeX{} representation of this @code{Report}, saving it to
the file specified by @ref{filename}.
@end defmethod
@defmethod Report compile
Compiles the report written by @ref{write} into a @code{pdf} file. If
the report has not already been written (determined by the existence
of the file specified by @ref{filename}, @ref{write} is called.
@end defmethod
The following code creates a one page report. The first part of the
page contains two graphs displayed across two columns and one
row. The bottom of the page displays a centered table.
dsq = dynSeries(`quarterly.csv');
dsa = dynSeries(`annual.csv');
dsca = dynSeries(`annual_control.csv');
rep = report();
rep = rep.addPage(`title', `My Page Title', `titleFormat', `\large\bfseries');
rep = rep.addSection(`cols', 2);
rep = rep.addGraph(`title', `Graph (1,1)', `showLegend', true, ...
`xrange', dynDate(`2007q1'):dynDate(`2013q4'), ...
`shade', dynDate(`2012q2'):dynDate(`2013q4'));
rep = rep.addSeries(`data', dsq@{`SERIES1'@}, `color', `b', ...
`graphLineWidth', 1);
rep = rep.addSeries(`data', dsq@{`SERIES2'@}, `color', `g', ...
`graphLineStyle', '--', `graphLineWidth', 1.5);
rep = rep.addGraph(`title', `Graph (1,2)', `showLegend', true, ...
`xrange', dynDate(`2007q1'):dynDate(`2013q4'), ...
`shade', dynDate(`2012q2'):dynDate(`2013q4'));
rep = rep.addSeries(`data', dsq@{`SERIES3'@}, `color', `b', ...
`graphLineWidth', 1);
rep = rep.addSeries(`data', dsq@{`SERIES4'@}, `color', `g', ...
`graphLineStyle', '--', `graphLineWidth', 1.5);
rep = rep.addSection();
rep = rep.addTable(`title', `Table 1', ...
`range', dynDate(`2012'):dynDate(`2014'));
shortNames = @{`US', `EU'@};
longNames = @{`United States', `Euro Area'@};
for i=1:length(shortNames)
rep = rep.addSeries(`data', dsa@{[`GDP_' shortNames@{i@}]@});
delta = dsa@{[`GDP_' shortNames@{i@}]@}-dsca@{[`GDP_' shortNames@{i@}]@};
delta = delta.tex_rename(`$\Delta$');
rep = rep.addSeries(`data', delta, ...
`tableShowMarkers', true, ...
`tableAlignRight', true);
@end example
@node Examples
@chapter Examples
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