# starsig: How many stars would we need for this p value? In semTable: Structural Equation Modeling Tables

## Description

Regression table makers need to know how many stars to attach to parameter estimates. This takes p values and a vector which indicates how many stars are deserved. It returns a required number of asterixes. Was named "stars" in previous version, but renamed due to conflict with R base function `stars`

## Usage

 ```1 2``` ```starsig(pval, alpha = c(0.05, 0.01, 0.001), symbols = c("*", "**", "***")) ```

## Arguments

 `pval` P value `alpha` alpha vector, defaults as c(0.05, 0.01, 0.001). `symbols` The default is c("*", "**", "***"), corresponding to mean that p values smaller than 0.05 receive one star, values smaller than 0.01 get two stars, and so forth. Must be same number of elements as alpha. These need not be asterixes, could be any character strings that users desire. See example.

## Details

Recently, we have requests for different symbols. Some people want a "+" symbol if the p value is smaller than 0.10 but greater than 0.05, while some want tiny smiley faces if p is smaller than 0.001. We accomodate that by allowing a user specified vector of symbols, which defaults to c("*", "**", "***")

## Value

a character vector of symbols (eg asterixes), same length as pval

## Author(s)

Paul Johnson <pauljohn@ku.edu>

## Examples

 ```1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9``` ```starsig(0.06) starsig(0.021) starsig(0.001) alpha.ex <- c(0.10, 0.05, 0.01, 0.001) symb.ex <- c("+", "*", "**", ":)!") starsig(0.07, alpha = alpha.ex, symbols = symb.ex) starsig(0.04, alpha = alpha.ex, symbols = symb.ex) starsig(0.009, alpha = alpha.ex, symbols = symb.ex) starsig(0.0009, alpha = alpha.ex, symbols = symb.ex) ```

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