Errata for Stata documentaiton
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Explanation of errata
An erratum tells you where to find an error and what correction should be
applied. Details are provided below using an example from the Stata version 10
The erratum below shows that for the first printing of the Base Reference
Manual, Volume 1, the number of estimation results stored in memory should
be changed from 20 to 300. You can find the error on page 396 in the second
item under the heading "Remarks:".
[R] estimates, p. 396, second item under Remarks|
|2. You can store up to 20 estimation results in memory so that they are at your fingertips.
||2. You can store up to 300 estimation results in memory so that they are at your fingertips.
An erratum has two parts.
- The first line of the entry tells you where to find the error.
- The first item of the first line (in parentheses) tells the printing
number(s) for which this erratum applies.
(See below to learn how to determine the
printing number of a manual.) If your manual is a later printing
number than that mentioned, you can ignore the entry. The word
"all" will appear instead of a number if the erratum applies to all
printings of the manual.
- The second item on the first line tells you which manual entry the
erratum applies to. Above, [R] estimates indicates that the
error is in the Base Reference Manual, Volume 1.
- The third item on the first line gives the page number for the
correction (p. 396 in the example above).
- The first line of an erratum entry ends with more information
to indicate where the error can be found. The example directs you to
the second item under the heading "Remarks".
- The second part of an erratum entry is
below the first line of the entry and tells you what correction
should be made. This information can appear in several different formats.
- The most common form of an erratum entry is for changes. These are
shown with the error in the left box and the correction in the right box.
The example above follows this format, and you can see that the number
of stored estimation results changed from 20 to 300.
Sometimes a clarifying note will precede the listing of the change.
- If something is to be deleted, a note to that effect will be shown.
- If something is to be added, a note will indicate where to make the
- If a correction is complicated or large, a note will provide a link to
- If there are many corrections in the same section and
on the same page, the corrections will appear one after another within
the same erratum entry.
The printing number of a book
When Stata makes changes to a book or manual, we change the printing number
(the ISBN remains the same). You can determine the printing number of a
book by looking on the page that gives the ISBN, copyright notice, etc. (one
of the first pages in the book). You will find a line with numbers counting
down from ten. The number at the end of this line is the printing number.
So, for instance, the first printing of a book would have a line like this:
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
The third printing would have a line like this:
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3