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Wednesday
Apr062011

Stata help files over the internet

Did you know that the Stata help files are available over the internet? Normally, you would type, for example help regress and Stata would display the help file for the regress command. You can also point your web browser to http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?regress and you can see the help file over the internet. As you can see, the name of the command followed http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?.

To display the help associated with regress postestimation you can specify either http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?regress postestimation (with a space) or http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?regress_postestimation (with an underscore). If you specify a term that is not the name of a help file, the web page will give you the opption to view the table of contents of the help files, or to search for the term you specified.

I can think of a few instances where this can be useful. Maybe you want to point to a Stata help file from within one of your web pages. Or, perhaps you might want to send an email to a friend or colleague (who might not have Stata) with a link pointing to a particular help file in Stata.

You can download the example data files from this tidbit (as well as all of the other tidbits) as shown below. These will download all of the example data files into the current folder on your computer. (If you have done this before, then you may need to specify net get stowdata, replace to overwrite the existing files.

net from http://www.MichaelNormanMitchell.com/storage/stowdata net get stowdata
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