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Re: st: RE: I wish I'd known that -

From   David Elliott <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: I wish I'd known that -
Date   Thu, 26 Aug 2010 17:01:53 -0300

A great place to start is with Stata's own suggestion list: -help

I created (well, more like got halfway done but never finished) a
Stata helpfile for our networked Stata that has a link that is created
by a reference in and printed to the console on startup
displaying: "An introduction to Stata is available.  Just -click here-
to view it."
This is especially useful for new users and I would encourage you to
consider writing your course, or at least labs, in SMCL so that users
can run code examples, access command help and supplementary info all
from within the Stata interface.

DC Elliott

On 26 August 2010 12:12, Ploutz-Snyder, Robert (JSC-SK)[USRA]
<> wrote:
> Perhaps you'll also share the list with us in a compiled format?!
> Sounds like a great idea...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf Of Ronan Conroy
> Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 9:17 AM
> To: statalist hsphsun2. harvard. edu
> Subject: st: I wish I'd known that -
> 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.
> Ronan Conroy
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