Friday, February 24, 2006

Re: st: writing programs in stata

Don't forget the NetCourses: http://www.stata.com/info/products/netcourse/

--- Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu> wrote:

> 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. >

----------------------------------------- between 1/2/2006 and 31/3/2006 I will be visiting the UCLA, during this time the best way to reach me is by email

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