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Re: st: Stata resources for newbie


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Stata resources for newbie
Date   Mon, 27 May 2013 20:57:53 +0100

Should have been

when the richest resource on the language is bundled within Stata.
Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 27 May 2013 18:49, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Richard's right, but I am usually surprised that most recommendations
> overlook what is to me the most obvious and the most instructive
> single source.
>
> [U] starts very easy and gets more difficult in a well graded way. But
> Margaret's question seems to imply someone not a beginner in
> statistics, just in Stata, and [U] is ideal for such person. Numerous
> users seem to determined to slow themselves down by Googling
> everything when the richest resource is bundled on the language within
> Stata.
> Nick
> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>
>
> On 27 May 2013 18:32, Richard Williams <richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Numerous freebie resources are listed at
>>
>> http://www.stata.com/links/resources-for-learning-stata/
>>
>> I myself use the UCLA pages a lot. My own Stata highlights page is at
>>
>> http://www3.nd.edu/~rwilliam/stats/StataHighlights.html
>>
>> For books, see
>>
>> http://www.stata.com/bookstore/books-on-stata/
>>
>> The book by Hamilton is the classic and it is what I used when I started.
>> But several good newer books (e.g. Acock) have come along in recent years.
>> Which you prefer might depend on your field of study.
>>
>>
>>
>> At 11:02 AM 5/27/2013, Margaret MacDougall wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello
>>>
>>> I would welcome ideas on useful resources (including textbooks) which list
>>> users have used successfully in helping complete beginners with Stata to
>>> learn efficiently how to translate formulae and equations from theoretical
>>> statistics into Stata syntax. The new user will be applying  formulae within
>>> the context of hypothesis testing but using modern methods unavailable
>>> through a point-and-click approach.
>>>
>>> Many thanks
>>>
>>> Best wishes
>>>
>>> Margaret
>>>
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