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Re: st: A Word to Future Authors

From   "Christopher W. Ryan" <>
Subject   Re: st: A Word to Future Authors
Date   Wed, 10 Aug 2005 13:10:22 -0400

I am just now reading Vittinghoff E, et al. Regression Methods in Biostatistics. Purchased from Stata corp website. I like it a lot. It has problems at the end of each chapter. Data sets are available for download.

I would also recommend Hills M and DeStavola BL, A Short Introduction to Stata 8 for Biostatistics. Also available from Stata corp web site. Has problems at the end of each chapter, and a CD-ROM in the back of the book.

Christopher W. Ryan, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus at Binghamton
and Wilson Family Practice Residency, Johnson City, NY
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"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." [Antoine de St. Exupery] wrote:

----- Original Message -----
From: Raphael Fraser <>
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 8:02 am
Subject: st: A Word to Future Authors

Dear Authors of Stata Books,

I have a complaint about introductory Stata books. Recently, I have
been searching for "intro to Stata" books to teach masters level
students how to use Stata. Of the two intro books at Stata's book
store none had EXERCISES to reinforce concepts. Why should I buy a
book and create my own exercises? I feel cheated.
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