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Re: st: documentation Stata tips : any wrong with counting on googling?


From   Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: documentation Stata tips : any wrong with counting on googling?
Date   Sun, 4 Apr 2010 11:52:29 -0500

You'd probably want to organize your tips using some sort of tag cloud
system. An example is bibliographic system CiteULike (e.g. my refs are
at http://www.citeulike.org/user/ctacmo). I don't really know if you
can find any software to organize it, but I am pretty sure you can
bookmark links to Statalist archive with tags using social bookmarking
website (of which I don't know any, but I often see links such as
"Post to to..." and a collection of 5 or so websites of this
functionality). If you feel that your collection has become difficult
to manage, you'd probably find yourself spending a day to reorganize
it, and most researchers will find it too taxing.

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:32 PM, Amanda Fu <mandy.fu1@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Statalist,
>
> Sorry that my question is not directly about using Stata. I was
> wondering if anyone could give some suggestion on how to efficiently
> take notes or document the tips of using Stata.
>
> I used to use the traditional way that I learned from elementary
> school : When I found some Stata tips are useful, I copied and pasted
> or typed them in a word file for use in the future. But then I notice
> when I want to find out how to deal with a particular problem, usually
> it is faster to simply google it than to check it in the "Stata tips"
> file.
>
> Therefore, I would like to know if someone could give me some
> suggestions on documentation the Stata tips or introduce his/her
> practices for this. In addition, Is there any severe disadvantage of
> counting on  the googling way?
>
> Thank you!
>
> Best regards,
>
> Mandy
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