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Re: st: RE: recommendation for learning to write Stata ado-files


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: recommendation for learning to write Stata ado-files
Date   Tue, 3 Jun 2008 18:28:46 +0100 (BST)

Other good sources are the netcourses:
http://www.stata.com/netcourse/enrollment.html

-- Maarten

--- Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:

> The User's Guide [U] is invaluable. [P] is less important for initial
> learning, important as you progress. 
> 
> At some point the question of whether to learn Mata as well as Stata
> will arise. 
> 
> Looking at other programs and help files is invaluable. Often
> somebody
> else's program is an excellent starting point. (Of course, you should
> acknowledge what you borrow.) 
> 
> It's a bit invidious to pick from user-written books: nevertheless
> Kit
> Baum's forthcoming book is very good. (Declaration of interest.) 
> 
> Getting to write do files before you write programs and getting used
> to
> writing 
> little programs before you write large ones are usually advisable. 
> 
> People who haven't programmed before sometimes under-estimate how
> difficult it can be. 
> If you are not a detail-driven person accustomed to being very
> careful
> about small points as well as large ones, programming can be very
> frustrating. Even if you are, it can be very frustrating. 
> 
> On the other hand, programming can be a lot of fun as well as useful.
> Being able to customise what you do is very rewarding. 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Andrea
> Bennett
> 
> 
> Does anyone have a good starting point for learning how to write ado-
> 
> files (in case it is part of the Stata manuals, I don't have them!). 
> 
> Is there a book you would recommend? Or do you usually just learn by 
> 
> looking at existing ado-files?
> 
> /
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