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Re: st: Programming courses

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Programming courses
Date   Wed, 4 May 2011 17:27:16 +0100

Everyone's right -- for different meanings of the question.

If "programming" just is code for better understanding and use of
Stata, StataCorp's net courses and Kit Baum's book are all excellent
and would certainly help. And plenty of people have put up good
teaching materials. Alan's stuff looks like an excellent example.

If "programming" means "I want to write Stata programs", strict sense,
again the higher level  StataCorp courses will help, and Kit's book

That said, the best single resource is at your fingertips. Read [U]
again and again until you've internalised it all.


On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 1:36 PM, Alan Neustadtl <> wrote:
> I have a the materials for an introductory course online that you
> might find useful.
> Start Stata on an internet connected computer and from the command
> line enter: net from
> Then click on the link "SOCY498C" (Support material for
> SOCY498C/699C).  You should see:
> PACKAGES you could -net describe-:
>    read              Reading Data.
>    examine           Examining Data.
>    graphing          Graphing Data.
>    regression        Regression Analysis.
>    gotchas           Things that can go wrong.
>    by-egen           by and egen language.
>    macros            Macros.
>    merge             Appending and merging data files.
>    adjust            Using the post-estimation command adjust.
> Just click on a link to download a pdf file with worked examples and
> accompanying Stata do files.
> One caution, because, I think, I store these files on a Unix based
> computer there is an issue if you try to "re-click" on a link (e.g.
> SOCY498C) and you need to reissue the -net from- command.  Because of
> that I assign this command to a function key using a global macro.
> Here is what I use:
> global F7 net from;

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