Economics should be open

October 13, 2009

Notepad++ and Stata, a better do file editor

Filed under: Stata — howardchong @ 1:16 am

I do not like the bult in stata editor. It makes reading stata do files a chore. I come a bit from the programming world which will show commented lines and blocks in a different color and highlight reserved words. I looked for al alternative stata text editor / do file editor and like Notepad++.

Notepad++ is a good alternative. You can still run blocks of code (like control-D) and who do file (like control-R) if you set it up. Plus it’s free.



October 1, 2009

Difference between WLS and weighted average

Filed under: Data Insights, Stata — howardchong @ 11:00 pm

I hear the phrase “what does it look when we weight the data” a lot. It confused me for a while, but I figured it out: it could mean two things, so the response should be, which of the two do you want?

Weighted Least Squares and weighted average are opposite concepts, in a sense.


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