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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   Tue, 28 May 2013 08:51:06 +0100

The fix to my prose is here applied within the last sentence of my
previous post in this thread.

[U] is the User's Guide, bundled as .pdf in recent versions of Stata.

> 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 on the language is embedded within
> Stata.

Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 28 May 2013 08:23, Home <ajcmullin@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi, sorry to be a pain but I didn't really understand this from Nick:
> "Should have been
>>
>>
>> when the richest resource on the language is bundled within Stata."
>
> Otherwise I am very grateful for your help all.
>
> Best Wishes
>
> Annabel Mullin
>
> On 27 May 2013, at 20:57, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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.
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