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From   amcdowell@stata.com (Allen McDowell, StataCorp)
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Upcoming NetCourses
Date   Fri, 06 Jun 2003 11:25:22 -0500

StataCorp will be offering sessions of NC-101 and NC-151 starting June 20th and
NC-152 starting June 13.  The NetCourses are available on the Internet using a
web-based system to deliver lectures, problem sets, and solutions.  Course
participants and Stata course leaders interact through a bulletin board to
discuss the course and to ask and answer questions.

Here is a little more information about the upcoming NetCourses:

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	NetCourse 101.  	Introduction to Stata
	---------------------------------------------
	
	Course length: 			6 weeks (4 lectures)
	Course dates: 			June 20 through August 1
	Deadline for enrollment: 	June 16
	Cost: 	$95
	Course Leaders: 		James Hassell, Allen McDowell, and 
					Derek Wagner
	Prerequisites: 			Stata 8 installed and working.
					Internet web browser installed and 
					working.  (Course is platform 
					independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			June 20
	Lecture 2			June 27
	One-week break			July 3 through July 9
	Lecture 3			July 11
	Lecture 4			July 18
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			August 1

	Content:
		o Getting started with Stata 
		o Understanding the fundamentals of Stata syntax
		o Managing and organizing work and files
		o Searching for new commands, help, and other information
		o Installing new commands over the web
		o Managing data
		o Managing categorical variables
		o Handing groups with -by- processing
		o Reading various types of data into Stata
		o Match-merging and appending data


	-------------------------------------------------
	NetCourse 151. 	Introduction to Stata programming
	-------------------------------------------------

	Course length: 			6 weeks (4 lectures)
	Course dates: 			June 20 through August 1
	Deadline for enrollment: 	June 16
	Cost: 	$125
	Course Leaders: 		Allen McDowell and Kevin Crow
	Prerequisites: 			Stata 8 installed and working.
					Basic knowledge of using Stata
					interactively.  Internet web browser
					installed and working.  (Course is
					platform independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			June 20
	Lecture 2			June 27
	One-week break			July 3 through July 9
	Lecture 3			July 11
	Lecture 4			July 18
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			August 1

	Content:
        	o  Organizing analyses
        	o  Handling complex datasets 
        	o  Use of macros
        	o  Flow of control 
        	o  Program arguments
        	o  Bootstrapping standard errors
        	o  Performing simulations
        	o  Parsing program arguments (including the -syntax- command)
        	o  ado-file programming


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	NetCourse 152. 	Advanced Stata programming
	------------------------------------------
	
	Course length: 			7 weeks (5 lectures)
	Course dates: 			June 13 through August 1
	Deadline for enrollment: 	June 9
	Cost: 	$150
	Course Leaders: 		Shannon Driver and Brian Poi
	Prerequisites: 			Stata 8 installed and working.
					Internet web browser installed and 						working. NetCourse 151 or equivalent 						knowledge. (Course is platform 							independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			June 13
	Lecture 2			June 20
	Lecture 3			June 27
	One-week break			July 3 through July 9
	Lecture 4			July 11
	Lecture 5			July 18
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			August 1

	Content:
		o The -syntax- command and how it makes parsing command syntax
		  and options almost as easy as writing a syntax diagram,
		o Estimates and return classes for saving and accessing
		  results, 
		o Setting the estimation sample,
		o Advanced macro manipulation,
		o The full range of Stata programming concepts.


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More information
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You can find out more about Stata NetCourses by pointing your web browser to

     http://www.stata.com/info/products/netcourse/



-- Allen McDowell
   Director of Technical Services
   StataCorp
   amcdowell@stata.com

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