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DEMOTIVATE: Stata module to remind users of the harsh reality of econometric & statistical practice


  • Kevin Denny

    (University College Dublin)

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demotivate provides quotes for users directly in the results window as they endlessly toil at the coalface of data analysis. The random quotes, somewhat humorous, provide a much needed antithesis to Kabira Namit’s motivate package.

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  • Kevin Denny, 2018. "DEMOTIVATE: Stata module to remind users of the harsh reality of econometric & statistical practice," Statistical Software Components S458576, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s458576
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install demotivate". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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    Blog mentions

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    1. IPA’s weekly links
      by Jeff Mosenkis (IPA) in Chris Blattman on 2019-01-04 18:40:27


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