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re: st: I wish I'd known that -


From   "Airey, David C" <david.airey@Vanderbilt.Edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   re: st: I wish I'd known that -
Date   Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:53:55 -0500

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If you have mac users who are using the dialog boxes, you can select multiple variables from the drop down variable selection menus, by having the variables window active with the focus on the variable field in the dialog box. This makes up for a deficiency in the mac user interface relative to Windows.

-mvtest- makes avoiding -manova- possible in an intro course.

Making screen videos of using Stata dialog boxes and explaining them with your voice, is a much more efficient teaching route than taking screenshots and adding text around them, IMHO.

Making your slides with Beamer, and your labs with -texdoc-, using do files.


> Teaching Stata, I am aware of the many useful commands, functions and tricks I wish I had known about earlier, such as
> inlist
> egen tag
> egen group
> db
> 
> 
> Since I teach basic Stata, I wanted to poll the experience of those who have learned Stata recently (since it developed menus - my release 3 diskettes are still in the office somewhere!).
> What are the things that you wish you had learned earlier?
> 
> 
> Your answers will go to enrich the lives of my grad students. Only kidding; they will go into my Stata course.
> 

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