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Re: st: Top ten tricks


From   Bill Rising <wrrisi01@athena.louisville.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Top ten tricks
Date   Fri, 21 May 2004 12:55:49 -0400

On May 21, 2004, at 9:01, Nick Cox wrote:

> That leads to me to ask a question: which would
> we nominate as (say) the top ten tricks which
> are the deepest and most Stataish features
> in what we use? What is _both_ simple _and_ deep?
> What leads to great results with at most a few
> lines of code?
>

stset
compress
recode
for* (foreach etc.)
by:
treating true as 1 and false as 0
update

(and for programming reasons)
char
syntax

It's really nice to be able to extend Stata in a completely transparent
fashion.
It's also quite nice that much of Stata's code is completely visible
(in the form of ado files), so that it can be tweaked if need be.

Bill

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