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Re: st: AW: Re: Class programming in stata.


From   Amadou DIALLO <stata.diallo@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: Re: Class programming in stata.
Date   Thu, 14 May 2009 16:18:45 +0300

"I do not understand this criticism. Baum(2009)
http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html  is an introduction to "Stata
Programming", and only 2 of its chapters are devoted to -mata-. So in a way,
this publication is complimentary to the [P] manual, and provides exactly
the kind of step-by-step introduction to programming that you demand. In
combination, these two are unbeatable, IMHO."


Martin,

It is not a criticism but rather a wish or a suggestion. The fact that
isp "complements" [P] illustrates what I am saying. Provided [P] were
more detailed and showed step-by-step examples, maybe this will spar
many users of buying complementary books or carrying many books in
their luggage.

Sorry if I focus too much on class programming (I understand the
issue) but my question a more general programming concern.

Best regards.

Amadou.








2009/5/14, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>:
>
> <>
>
> " It will be very useful if in their programming manuals, at StataCorp,
> they took practical examples and developped all the codes from scratch
> to end, as did Kit Baum in his books for mata programming"
>
>
> I do not understand this criticism. Baum(2009)
> http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html  is an introduction to "Stata
> Programming", and only 2 of its chapters are devoted to -mata-. So in a way,
> this publication is complimentary to the [P] manual, and provides exactly
> the kind of step-by-step introduction to programming that you demand. In
> combination, these two are unbeatable, IMHO.
>
> The economics of better coverage of the class system have been discussed
> before in this thread...
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Amadou DIALLO
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 14. Mai 2009 14:39
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: Re: Class programming in stata.
>
> Message not gone through. Resending...
>
>
>
> ----------------
>
> Hi,
>
> Nick, Marteen, many thanks for your answers. I wish someone with extended
> knowledge on the topic (Nick, Zurab, Araar, statacorp staff, ???) could
> write some tutorials on the subject. I need it to start a new project
> and I've realized that I need to go through class programming (as in
> the case of adept or dasp).
>
> As I said, I get really frustrated when I tried official stata's class
> programming examples (a search through the list shows me that this
> issue has been already raised and solved).
>
> It will be very useful if in their programming manuals, at StataCorp,
> they took practical examples and developped all the codes from scratch
> to end, as did Kit Baum in his books for mata programming (I've
> learned better mata programming with his book than the Mata official
> manual I've bought two years ago). I know there is the issue of the
> volume size, etc., but a manual is precisely there for that, isn't it?
>
> When I read in many stata manuals something like :
>
> program
> ...
> (the rest of your code continues here)
> ...
> end
>
> for my part is not very useful or appealling and can get the user quickly
> discouraged. This is certainly useful for advanced programmers who
> need to go straight to what they need, but we the beginners need more
> than that.
>
> This is only my opinion, maybe other users do not feel that way.
>
> Nice weekend to you all.
>
> Amadou
>
>
>
> ---
>
> Amadou B. DIALLO, PHD
> Development Economist
> Director
> Center for Research and Training on Adult Education
> Mayotte, FRANCE
> www.aprosasoma.org
> +262639693250
>
>
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> Development Economist
> Director, Center for Research and Training on Adult Education
> Mayotte, FRANCE
> www.aprosasoma.org
> +262639693250
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Amadou B. DIALLO, PHD
Development Economist
Director, Center for Research and Training on Adult Education
Mayotte, FRANCE
www.aprosasoma.org
+262639693250

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