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From |
Raphael Fraser <raphael.fraser@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: A Word to Future Authors |

Date |
Thu, 11 Aug 2005 10:04:57 -0500 |

I think "Data Analysis using Stata" is an excellent text. And Kohler's response is a reasonable one. Though I wish he would say the next edition will have exercises. I also knew that your book had no exercises from the beginning. But I kept asking myself why can't we have problems in our intro books? Which lead to the original thread. That said, I believe there is a real need for a standard INTRODUCTORY text with exercises in Stata or an improvement in existing ones. Let me explain what I mean by introductory. This book would run along the lines of the aforementioned book with the sole objective of learning Stata; how to manipulate data, working with dates, functions, intro programming etc. No statistical concepts would be included. Similar to chapters 1-7,10 and 11 of "Data Analysis using Stata" (see below). In such a text it is the concepts borne out by the exercises that would be of interest regardless of the discipline. Any person interesting in learning Stata would be interested in such a book. And could be useful as a reference book or act as supplementary material to some course. Any course really. This is my humble opinion an ideal intro text. 1 "The first time" 1.1 Starting Stata 1.2 Setting up your screen 1.3 Your first analysis 1.4 Do-files 1.5 Exiting Stata 2 Working with do-files 3 The grammar of Stata 4 Some general comments on the statistical commands 5 Creating and changing variables 6 Creating and changing graphs 7 Describing and comparing distributions 10 Reading and writing data 11 Do-files for advanced users and user-written programs Regards, Raphael * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: A Word to Future Authors***From:*SR Millis <srmillis@yahoo.com>

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**Re: st: A Word to Future Authors***From:*Philip Ryan <philip.ryan@adelaide.edu.au>

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