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st: RE: Using weight in summarize command

From   "Verkuilen, Jay" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: Using weight in summarize command
Date   Wed, 5 Dec 2007 17:53:46 -0500

Badri Prasad wrote:

>I am new to stata user list. [snip]

If you use the windowing interface, it'll lay out all the options
available in the program for you, though it doesn't tell you about most
prefix commands. For procedures with many options, the windowing
interface can be very helpful. Having used Stata as my primary data
analysis tool for several versions now, I'm a pretty experienced user
(and, more generally, stats program user: R, SAS, SPSS <shudder>,
Systat, Bilog, Matlab, etc.) but don't always remember the syntax
perfectly. If it's been a while since I used Stata, I often use the
dialogs to set up the model, which gives a nice refresher on the syntax.
Sometimes the dialogs get you most of the way to what you want and then
you can fix it up at the command line. 

The Stata documentation is very good but a lot of people don't have the
full set. However, the help, examples and trial and error usually
managed to get me by before I got a full set.

J. Verkuilen
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City University of New York-Graduate Center
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