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Re: st: RE: RE: RE: list subjects with a similar value


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: RE: RE: list subjects with a similar value
Date   Thu, 23 Mar 2006 00:55:35 -0500

At 09:17 PM 3/22/2006, Neil Shephard wrote:
On 3/23/06, Michael McCulloch <mm@pinest.org> wrote:
> Thank you Neil. Are there resources for systematic and efficient "best
> practices" in do-file colding, that beginning Stata users can emulate and
> integrate into their own work?

There are a number of ways of learning Stata...
I agree with Neil's advice, and I would especially emphasize looking at other people's ado files. Also, if you ever get into more heavy duty programming, I highly recommend Stata's Maximum Likelihood book. There is a lot of template code that you can borrow from freely and the book explains it well.

Stata Journal 5(4) had a very nice piece by Nick Cox entitled "Suggestions on Stata programming style." I believe Nick posted a sort of pre-publication version of it on Statalist at one point, but I don't recall exactly when it was or how the thread was labeled.


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