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Re: st: Suggestions on learning Perl

From   Roger Newson <>
Subject   Re: st: Suggestions on learning Perl
Date   Tue, 26 Nov 2002 20:49:13 +0000

At 12:25 26/11/02 -0800, Frank de Libero wrote:
Periodically the suggestion is made on this List to use Perl to resolve an
issue that cannot readily be done via Stata. Can anyone recommend a book or
tutorial on learning Perl, or any other suggestions on learning how to do
some basic things (like data manipulation) with Perl?
A place to start your search might be the PerlMongers website at

However, being a novice myself, I don't know which of the sites accessible from there is the best to proceed to. If you think you might prefer Python (as some people do), then you might like to check out the Python website at

I hope this helps.


Roger Newson
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