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Re: st: Netcourse Anoucement


From   Kerry Kammire <kkammire@stata.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Netcourse Anoucement
Date   Fri, 03 Oct 2008 08:38:01 -0500

Joao you are correct the courses will start on October 17. Thank you for
catching this mistake, the following is the corrected announcement.

StataCorp will be offering sessions of NC-101 and NC-151 starting October 17th.
The NetCourses are available on the Internet using a web-based system to
deliver lectures, problem sets, and solutions.  Course participants and Stata
course leaders interact through a bulletin board to discuss the course and to
ask and answer questions.

Here is a little more information about the upcoming NetCourses:

	---------------------------------------------
	NetCourse 101.  	Introduction to Stata
	---------------------------------------------
	
	Course length: 			6 weeks (4 lectures)
	Course dates: 			October 17 through November 28, 2008
	Deadline for enrollment: 	October 16, 2008
	Cost:                           $95
	Course Leaders: 		Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire,
					and Theresa Boswell

	Prerequisites: 			Stata 10 installed and working.
					Internet web browser installed and
					working.  (Course is platform
					independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			October 17
	Lecture 2			October 24
	One-week break			October 30 through November 5
	Lecture 3			November 7
	Lecture 4			November 14
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			November 28

	Content:
		o Getting started with Stata
		o Understanding the fundamentals of Stata syntax
		o Managing and organizing work and files
		o Searching for new commands, help, and other information
		o Installing new commands over the web
		o Managing data
		o Managing categorical variables
		o Handing groups with -by- processing
		o Reading various types of data into Stata
		o Match-merging and appending data


	-------------------------------------------------
	NetCourse 151. 	Introduction to Stata programming
	-------------------------------------------------

	Course length: 			6 weeks (4 lectures)
	Course dates: 			October 17 through November 28, 2008
	Deadline for enrollment: 	October 16, 2008
	Cost:                           $125
	Course Leaders: 		Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire,
					and Theresa Boswell

	Prerequisites: 			Stata 10 installed and working.
					Basic knowledge of using Stata
					interactively.  Internet web browser
					installed and working.  (Course is
					platform independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			October 17
	Lecture 2			October 24
	One-week break			October 30 through November 5
	Lecture 3			November 7
	Lecture 4			November 14
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			November 28

	Content:
        	o  Organizing analyses
        	o  Handling complex datasets
        	o  Use of macros
        	o  Flow of control
        	o  Program arguments
        	o  Bootstrapping standard errors
        	o  Performing simulations
        	o  Parsing program arguments (including the -syntax- command)
        	o  ado-file programming


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More information
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You can find out more about Stata NetCourses by pointing your web browser to

     http://www.stata.com/info/products/netcourse/




-- Kerry Kammire, StataCorp
   kkammire@stata.com
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