NetCourse 101: Introduction to Stata

Course length:

6 weeks (4 lessons)

Price:

USD 95

Course leaders:

Kerry Kammire and Derek Wagner

Prerequisites:

Stata 16 installed and working.
Internet web browser, installed and working.
(Course is platform independent.)

  • Sample session
  • Main Stata window
    • Menus and dialogs
    • Command and Results windows
    • Review window
    • Variables window
  • Data Editor
    • Renaming and formatting variables
    • Hide, show, and order your data
  • Viewer
    • Installing user-written commands
  • Do-file Editor
  • Graph window and Editor
  • Current working directory
  • Loading and saving data
  • Working with data
    • Stata‚Äôs command syntax
    • The data in memory
    • Value labels
    • Formats
    • Notes
    • Other kinds of labels
  • Keeping logs
  • Safe computing
  • Basic data reporting
  • Data manipulation
  • Making strings into numerical categorical variables
    • Doing things the long way
    • The second solution
    • The best solution
  • Observation subscripts _n and _N
  • Memory management
  • Obtaining data
  • Import and export Excel data
    • import excel
    • export excel
  • Import and export text data
    • import delimited
    • export delimited
  • Other commands to import and export data
    • Import and export data from and to a database (ODBC)
    • Undelimited text data
    • Import and export SAS XPORT files
    • Import Haver databases
    • Import Federal Reserve Economic Data
    • Translate shapefiles
  • Reading dates and times
  • Appending data
  • Merging data
    • Notes about merge
    • Merge with repeated variables
  • An example of append and merge
  • Wide versus long data
  • How to think about variables and their contents