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Re: st: Learning Mata: what is the best way?

From   Maarten buis <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Learning Mata: what is the best way?
Date   Wed, 23 Jan 2008 22:18:05 +0000 (GMT)

--- [email protected] wrote:
> I have been programming for a couple of years in Stata (now using
> Stata/SE 9.2) and I am currently deciding whether to learn Mata (or
> switch to something like Matlab), so I have a couple of questions:
>    What is the best way to learn Mata? I bought the books M[0-3] and
> M[4-6], but they are reference guides, not learning books. Is there
> not a book/website, etc. that shows more snippets of code so you can
> actually learn the language by example?

I can recommend the Mata matters column by Bill Gould in the Stata
Journal. The first section of the Mata manual contains general advise
and examples (though not as much as I and apperently you would like).

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

visiting address:
Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z434

+31 20 5986715

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