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Re: st: [Mata] passing a function to mata (new question)
In reference to your comments below, I have found Mata a little daunting
with respect to how it might be used for data management and variable
manipulation - non-statistical uses. Is there any thought to addressing
these uses simply some where? or even having a net course? Your slides from
the users meeting were helpful, but more of an overview than an actual
tutorial for the uses I describe. Is it worth it for a data manipulator
like me to use Mata?
At 08:47 AM 8/26/2005, you wrote:
Do you want to read this?
Mata is new and many of you have not tried it yet.
I fear that if you read this question and answer, you will never use Mata.
You will come to the conclusion that Mata is suitable only for advanced
programming problems and that using Mata requires knowledge that you do
not have, nor much care to gain.
That would be unfortunate, because Mata really is easy to use and is worth
learning. 99.99% of all problems that will ever be approached using Mata will
not involve the topics discussed below. Do not hold it against Mata that it
can deal with the 0.01% of problems, too.
National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases
Tel (316) 263-2125 Fax (316) 263-0761
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