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RE: st: ado file help


From   tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: ado file help
Date   Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:59:49 +0000

Thanx tons. Really appreciate your time and wisdom.
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> Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:55:38 +0200
> Subject: Re: st: ado file help
> From: maartenlbuis@gmail.com
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 5:40 PM, tashi lama wrote:
> > in this code, 2 variables are created namely var1 and var2. So, I want to create a dataset using syntax options, which I did. I would also like to have the flexibility of drawing graphs of the variables I want ( say for example tsline var1 or var2 or both) or list the variables(say for example list var2 or var2 or both ) for that matter. What really sucks is syntax's limitation to only look backward.
>
> Sounds like you want to do way too many things in one program. That is
> in general very bad practice. In particular you should never ever want
> to combine data preparation (in your case loading your data and
> creating variables) and data analysis (in your case creating a graph)
> in one program. See for example:
>
> J. Scott Long (2009) The Workflow of Data Analysis Using Stata.
> College Station, TX: Stata Press.
> <http://stata-press.com/books/workflow-data-analysis-stata/>
>
> Anyhow, you can use syntax in the way you desire, but I am going to do
> you a favor by not helping you do something that is bad.
>
> -- Maarten
>
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