Friday, February 24, 2006

Re: st: writing programs in stata

At 08:18 PM 2/24/2006, Neil Shephard wrote: >On 2/25/06, Sriram Narayanan <ssriram74@yahoo.com> wrote: > > This may be a silly thing. I need to be able to write > > a few programs to do data manipulation and construct > > dates by grabbing letters from a string of numbers. I > > can do this in excel. Can anyone give me pointers to a > > few stata resources/books that can help me with > > programs in stata. > >Well you could start with the Users Manual and the Programming Manual, >and even the Data Management Manual (see >http://www.stata.com/manuals/).

It might not apply for this specific problem, but I found Stata's Maximum Likelihood book extremely useful:

http://www.stata.com/bookstore/mle.html

You can also learn a lot just by looking at the code for various programs. Sometimes an existing program can be tweaked to do what you want.

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