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Re: st: Re: Stata Manuals available as electronic resource?


From   "Shuaib Kauchali" <sk041123@aol.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: Stata Manuals available as electronic resource?
Date   Tue, 27 Mar 2007 12:45:17 +0200

Sorry for delayed responses. I am behind a proxy to send replies.

I was referring to the Panel data/time series/ and other stata books for example. Yes, indeed, I have used -findit- and -help-, and they have been very helpful.

Also books by Stata Press do not have e-versions either; the stata codes and commands can however be downloaded from the stata press website. So I have all those handy.

But once I get used to stata commands and data manipluation in stata, I am sure i will not require the manuals as much I do right now.

Thanks

Shuiab


On Tue, 27 Mar 2007 12:23:47 +0200, Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> wrote:


As Phil Ryan indicated, when hell freezes over is the expected delivery date of Stata manuals in PDF.

But I don't understand your last sentence -- "this only takes care of one of the reference books." The online help provides help corresponding to all of the Stata manuals' contents, and in some cases goes far beyond the printed manual: e.g. the documentation for much of the graphics system is electronic-only. Furthermore tools such as search and findit will also link to the Stata FAQs if you are working online.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:
http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html


On Mar 27, 2007, at 2:33 AM, Shuaib wrote:


would like to know how I
could have access to electronic versions of the manuals and reference
books (http://www.stata-press.com/manuals/ ) so that I do not have to cart
the entire load every where I go. Who do I contact to gain access to them?
I am aware of the -help command- facility and it is great, but this only
take care of one of the reference books.
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--
Shuaib Kauchali
Dept of Paediatrics & Child Health
Child Health Epidemiology
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
South Africa
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