Posted on 14 December 2010 by Mitch Abdon
I was going to post a different article today, but changed my mind after I received an e-mail form Marek Hlavac with a link to the game called Hangman, an adaptation of the classic paper and pencil game which he wrote using Stata.
I tried the game… lost my first 2 and won my next 3. It was a good break from work.
To play the game, you need two files: a Stata do-file (hangman.do) and a Stata database of words to be guessed and their categories (hangman_data.dta). You may download these files here, where a Youtube demo is also available (view it in full screen for the texts to be readable).
If there is a way to incorporate sounds in it, it would be more fun.
Holidays are near (actually Christmas season started September here in the Philippines)… take a break… play Hangman. Merry Christmas!