Introduction to Stata Programming available in Paperback
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- Taylor & Francis
This work focuses on three types of Stata programming: do-file programming, ado-file programming, and Mata functions that work in conjunction with do- and ado-files. It explains how to usefully automate work with Stata and how to use Stata more effectively through programming on one or more of these levels. After presenting elementary concepts of the command-line interface and commonly used tools for working with programs and data sets, the text follows a unique format by offering "cookbook" chapters after each main chapter. These cookbook chapters look at how to perform a specific programming task with Stata and provide a complete solution to the problem. The text also includes numerous examples of Mata, Stata’s matrix programming language.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Christopher F. Baum is an economist at Boston College, where he co-directs the undergraduate minor in scientific computation.
Table of Contents
Why Should You Become a Stata Programmer?. Some Elementary Concepts and Tools. Do-File Programming: Functions, Macros, Scalars, and Matrices. Cookbook: Do-File Programming I. Do-File Programming: Validation, Results, and Data Management. Cookbook: Do-File Programming II. Do-File Programming: Prefixes, Loops, and Lists. Cookbook: Do-File Programming III. Do-File Programming: Other Topics. Cookbook: Do-File Programming IV. Ado-File Programming. Cookbook: Ado-File Programming. Mata Functions for Ado-File Programming. Cookbook: Mata Function Programming. References. Indices.