Dialog box in Stata

Sometimes it is useful to have the dialog box for Stata commands, especially for the ones where the syntax is complex, such as the graphic commands. If you know the name of the command (e.g. regress)  but you don’t know how to access the dialog box from the drop down menus, you can always type:

db COMMAND (e.g. db regress)

in the Stata command interface. This will bring up the dialog box. It is a very useful shortcut, although it sometimes fosters “irresponsibility”, since it makes it extremely easy to apply methods you do not fully understand.

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