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st: Re: general statistical advice?

From   "Scott Merryman" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: Re: general statistical advice?
Date   Fri, 3 Oct 2003 22:56:13 -0500

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From: <[email protected]>
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Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 5:10 PM
Subject: st: general statistical advice?

> Is it appropriate to occasionally post questions asking for general
> statistical advice, not having to do with Stata?  If not, does anyone know
> of a listserver where you can do this?
> Thanks,
> Jim Seward

Yes, it is appropriate.

This is what the Stata FAQ ( states:

"The appropriate subjects for discussion on Statalist are

Postings on anything to do with Stata are welcome, such as
 how to do something in Stata
 difficulties in using and understanding Stata
 apparent bugs or limitations in Stata
 areas for future additions to or improvements to Stata
 neat tricks in Stata that others may appreciate
 new Stata ado-files
 announcement of Stata-related meetings or material.

Once a statistical topic is mentioned, comments on the statistical or scientific
merits and demerits of different approaches are legitimate. Statalisters want to
use Stata to do good statistical science, and many members value Statalist for
the broader material it includes.

While you should refrain from asking questions that have absolutely no Stata
content or implications, statistical questions concerning interpretation,
applicability, and the like, are acceptable and even encouraged."

In addition, you may find other lists dealing with statistics or specific
techniques a useful complement to the statalist.

Stattranser maintains a list of statistically-oriented lists at

Hope this helps,

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