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Re: st: RE: new user


From   Anamika Barua <anamika@env.leeds.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: new user
Date   Fri, 6 Oct 2006 11:34:57 +0100

Dear Martin,
Thanks very much
Anamika



Anamika Barua
Sustainability Research Institute
School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel: 0113 343 6466


Quoting Maarten Buis <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>:

> Anamika Barua:
> First, I cannot stress strongly enough the value of using 
> commands in a do-file. Data analysis and especially data 
> preparation is a process were everybody makes lots of 
> mistakes. So you will want to know later on what you have 
> done in the beginning and you'll want to change it. This 
> is simple if you have a do file, but if haven't used a 
> do-file you will have to start from scratch again multiple 
> times during your project. 
> 
> As part of the set of manuals there is a "Getting started 
> with Stata", which is a good place to start. After that I 
> would go to http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/default.htm 
> and look for the type of analysis I want to use Stata for, 
> and look and repeat on my own computer the examples there, 
> apply those examples to my project, and finally extend 
> those examples to better fit the analysis I really want to 
> do. These kinds of skills are best learned by doing, and 
> adapting existing examples is a good way to get started. 
> HTH,
> Maarten
> 
> -----------------------------------------
> Maarten L. Buis
> Department of Social Research Methodology 
> Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
> Boelelaan 1081 
> 1081 HV Amsterdam 
> The Netherlands
> 
> visiting adress:
> Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z434 
> 
> +31 20 5986715
> 
> http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
> -----------------------------------------
> 
> ---Anamika Barua wrote:
> >  I am a new user of STATA, the version I am using is STATA 9 (window
> version).
> > Could anyone please suggest me a good manual for a new user that will guide
> me
> > through ( for version 9, so that I dont need to use any commands).
>  
> 
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