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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
st: RE: RE: List of ALL Commands |

Date |
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 18:20:37 +0200 |

I strongly suspect that the student in the original post was looking for something along the lines of: http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/mult_pkg/whatstat/default.htm An alphabetical list is pointless. If it is all about the mere existence of a command, -which- is the way to go... HTH Martin -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 6:14 PM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: st: RE: List of ALL Commands If ALL means absolutely and utterly everything that you might run in Stata, the answer is No. A more subtle answer would need to distinguish between commands and packages (or more generally bundles of commands). Lists of the latter are much more visible than lists of the former. Distinguishing further, the question How do I get a complete list? depends on precisely what kind of command you are talking about. 1. Official commands. a. Documented: See manuals. b. Undocumented: See -help undocumented-. c. Not documented: Approach StataCorp to enquire about employment opportunities. Alternatively, offer wine, beer, fruit juice, flowers, chocolate as appropriate to Stata gurus for their own personal and very partial lists. (Since such commands do not have their own help files, knowing just their names would help you very little.) 2. Commands published through the Stata Journal (earlier Stata Technical Bulletin). Rummage in the *.key files within your Stata installation. Do not edit these files (even if you think you know exactly what you are doing). 3. SSC. log using allsscpackages.log set more off foreach letter in `c(alpha)' _ { ssc desc `letter' } set more on log close view allsscpackages.log 4. Other commands in public domain. Strengthen your CV, and then approach NSA or similar agency in your country for employment opportunities. 5. Other commands in private domains. Strengthen your CV mightily, and then see #4. Otherwise put: Only for 1b and 3 do complete lists appear easy! By the way, I share with Svend Juul the view that such lists would be less useful than people might hope or imagine. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Raphael Fraser I was asked an unexpected question by my students some time ago: Is there a way of finding out what commands are available in Stata? My first response was "read the manual!" but then I remembered most of the students don't even have the manual. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**st: RE: RE: RE: List of ALL Commands***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**st: List of ALL Commands***From:*"Raphael Fraser" <raphael.fraser@gmail.com>

**st: RE: List of ALL Commands***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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