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Re: st: re: merge (?) problem


From   "Ashim Kapoor" <ashimkapoor@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: merge (?) problem
Date   Tue, 30 Sep 2008 16:38:46 +0530

Yes indeed. but how would you do the FIRST step that is guessing that
you have to do " findit WORD". How would you guess that it is WORD
which is the magic word? THAT is the key in the stata learning curve.
That at least I am unable to think which magic word to key in. Maybe
it is obvious to you.

Thank you,
Ashim.

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 4:16 PM, Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> wrote:
> < >
> Ashim said
>
> Okie dokie. Thank you for the tips! Many times I have a question and I
> don't know "what to search for " as in what keyword to search for and
> I end up posting my questions here, thanks for pointing me in the
> right direction.
>
>
>
> Well, your last query was about words in a local macro. -findit word- leads
> you to -help macro-, which leads you to -help extended_fcn-, which provides
>
>    Macro extended functions for parsing
>
>        word count string
>
>        word # of string
>
> which appear to be spot on. I don't see that it is exactly "I don't know
> what to search for" as much as a lack of perseverance in reading and
> digesting what is readily available.
>
> Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
> http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
> An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:
> http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html
>
>
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