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


From   "Joao Ricardo F. Lima" <jricardofl@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: recommendation for learning to write Stata ado-files
Date   Tue, 3 Jun 2008 14:41:54 -0300

Andrea,

See this .pdf of Kit Baum (Should you become a Stata Programmer?).
Itīs very interesting.

You can download it free from:

http://ideas.repec.org/p/boc/dsug07/00.html

Best,

Joao Ricardo

2008/6/3, Andrea Bennett <mac.stata@gmail.com>:
> Thank you for all the great inputs! It's a pity the student version of
> Stata does not come with the User's Guide included..
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Andrea
>
>
> On Jun 3, 2008, at 6:53 PM, Nick Cox 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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