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Re: st: Producing graph with predictions after IVPOIS


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Producing graph with predictions after IVPOIS
Date   Thu, 7 Mar 2013 16:29:02 +0000

Specifically

not explaining where user-written programs you refer to come from

not explaining what "doesn't work" means

not using the -cmdname- convention (neither do most people, but it's
still a good idea).

In fact these points don't really hinge on what is or is not in the
FAQ or even whether there is one.

Just imagine you wrote a program and someone says to you "I tried your
program but it doesn't work". This is essentially no information.

Or just imagine that you are the local Stata expert and someone says
to you "I have problems with the -foobar- command". Your first
question has to be "What is that?"

Unclear questions waste everyone's time, including the people who
wrote them, because they won't get good answers.

Nick

On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM, Anat (Manes) Tchetchik
<anatmanes@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Nick,
> Thanks for your answer.
> I probably missed something, What was the thing I should have done
> which I haven't? is there an archive with FAQs  I could have search
> for the answer there?
> Anyway, I have posted two questions in the past few months, I didn't
> realize it is that much.
> Anat
>
> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have rewritten this question using Statalist FAQ guidelines. Why is
>> this (seemingly) so difficult to understand and to do? Being new to
>> Statalist can't be a reason here as Anat has posted many questions
>> over some time.
>>
>> Anat Tchetchik, PhD
>>
>> I ran an -ivpois- model and want to produce few figures.
>>
>> -ivpois- is a user-written command by Austin Nichols from SSC.
>>
>> In the Poisson model I used to employ the -prgen- command, for example:
>>
>> prgen income, x( spain=1) from(1) to(14) ncases(14) gen(meetingsbrypr)
>>
>> But it doesn't work for -ivpois-. -prgen- is another user-written
>> command, which I downloaded from <I can't fill that in, as several
>> places could qualify>.
>>
>> Any ideas for other commands?
>>
>> Nick
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Anat (Manes) Tchetchik
>> <anatmanes@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all.
>>>
>>> I ran an IVPOIS model and wan't to produce few figures.
>>> In the poisson model I used to employ the prgen command
>>> (for example:  prgen income, x( spain=1) from(1) to(14) ncases(14) gen
>>> (meetingsbrypr)
>>> But it doesn't work for the IVpois
>>> Any ideas for other commands?
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