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Re: Other forums [was: RE: st: RE: how to force same excluded groups across regression models]


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: Other forums [was: RE: st: RE: how to force same excluded groups across regression models]
Date   Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:36:12 +0100

On other forums, I should also  mention Cross-validated. See their
http://stats.stackexchange.com/faq

It's interesting that they say

"There are certain subjects that will probably get better responses on
our sister sites. If your question is about Programming, ask on Stack
Overflow. If the language is statistically oriented (such as R or
Stata), then decide based on the nature of your question: if it needs
statistical expertise to understand or answer, ask it here; if it's
about an algorithm or details of the language, ask elsewhere."

Fair enough, so long as nobody is implying that there is no
statistical expertise elsewhere.

See also http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Stata for a forum in
which nobody has answered _any_ of the questions posted!

Nick

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 7:22 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> Stata tech support, if it falls within their remit?
>
> The main other forum I know of is Stack overflow. There is much less Stata traffic there than on this list.
>
> StataCorp is now on Facebook and Twitter but neither seems well suited to detailed technical questions or answers.
>
> Without bias, and without prejudice of any kind, I'd say that there are more, and more active, experts on this list...
>
> But what is it that can't be answered in this forum?
>
> Very broadly, and without reference to your thread, three main kinds of questions have low probabilities of getting detailed answers on this list. These are expressed in their limiting forms:
>
> * How should I analyse my data?
>
> * I am doing X. Is this correct?
>
> * I am new to Stata. Please give me a personal tutorial on A and B.
>
> And I don't think other lists are, in practice, more reactive to such questions.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Megan Sheahan
>
> Thanks again, Dave. For the broader audience, do you happen to know
> where else I can submit a Stata question if it can't be answered
> through this listserv?
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