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Re: st: Mata - what comes after -st_addvar-?


From   wgould@stata.com (William Gould, Stata)
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Mata - what comes after -st_addvar-?
Date   Wed, 06 Sep 2006 08:16:46 -0500

Raphael Fraser <raphael.fraser@gmail.com> asked, 

> Any plans for a Mata netcourse in the future?

Yes, but not as soon as you would like.  Writing it has been on my to-do list
and I'm still working on it.

In the meantime, I highly recommend the "Mata Matters" column in the 
Stata Journal.  There have been four so far:

      Translating Fortran
             SJ 5(3), 3rd quarter 2005, 421-441

      Using views onto date
             SJ 5(4), 4th quarter 2005, 567-573

      Creating new variables (Sounds boring, isn't)
             SJ 6(1), 1st quarter 2006, 112-123

      Interactive use
             SJ 6(3), 3rd quarter 2006, 387-396

That's 49 pages of recommended reading.

The most recent column could use a better title.  Mata is, obviously, a
programming language.  The most recent column, however, is about using Mata
interactively to avoid writing programs and ado-files.

-- Bill
wgould@stata.com
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