### Stupid Monkey Commands

In which I finally sort of start understanding how to do basic commands in STATA:

My task:

1. Figure out the path to the sampledataset.dta file

2. Compute the Mean and Standard Deviation of the sample_variable

3. Figure out how many standard deviation units below the mean the figure 19 is

4. Use command "normal" to compute the answer

How this translates to STATA:

clear

capture log closelog using sampledataset, text replace

use sampledataset

summarize sample_variable

local SDunits=(19-r(mean))/r(sd)

display normal(`SDunits')

display `SDunits'

log close

This is so lame.

To think, I might pimp out my doctrinal analysis skills to code cases into variables for my stats teacher this semester.

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