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One Hundred Nineteen Stata Tips, Third Edition

By:
Nicholas J. Cox and H. Joseph Newton (editors)
Publisher: Stata Press
Copyright: 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1-59718-143-3
Pages: 326; paperback
Price: $35.00

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Comment from the Stata technical group

One Hundred Nineteen Stata Tips provides concise and insightful notes about commands, features, and tricks that will help you obtain a deeper understanding of Stata. The book comprises the contributions of the Stata community that have appeared in the Stata Journal since 2003.


Table of contents

Editors’ preface
Introducing Stata tips
Stata tip 1: The eform() option of regress, R. Newson
Stata tip 2: Building with floors and ceilings, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 3: How to be assertive, W. Gould
Stata tip 4: Using display as an online calculator, P. Ryan
Stata tip 5: Ensuring programs preserve dataset order, R. Newson
Stata tip 6: Inserting awkward characters in the plot, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 7: Copying and posting under Windows, S. Driver and P. Royston
Stata tip 8: Splitting time-span records with categorical time-varying covariates, B. Jann
Stata tip 9: Following special sequences, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 10: Fine control of axis title positions, P. Ryan and N. Winter
Stata tip 11: The nolog option with maximum-likelihood modeling commands, P. Royston
Stata tip 12: Tuning the plot region aspect ratio, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 13: generate and replace use the current sort order, R. Newson
Stata tip 14: Using value labels in expressions, K. Higbee
Stata tip 15: Function graphs on the fly, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 16: Using input to generate variables, U. Kohler
Stata tip 17: Filling in the gaps, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 18: Making keys functional, S. Driver
Stata tip 19: A way to leaner, faster graphs, P. Royston
Stata tip 20: Generating histogram bin variables, D. A. Harrison
Stata tip 21: The arrows of outrageous fortune, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 22: Variable name abbreviation, P. Ryan
Stata tip 23: Regaining control over axis ranges, N. Winter
Stata tip 24: Axis labels on two or more levels, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 25: Sequence index plots, U. Kohler and C. Brzinsky-Fay
Stata tip 26: Maximizing compatibility between Macintosh and Windows, M. S. Hanson
Stata tip 27: Classifying data points on scatter plots, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 28: Precise control of dataset sort order, P. Schumm
Stata tip 29: For all times and all places, C. H. Franklin
Stata tip 30: May the source be with you, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 31: Scalar or variable? The problem of ambiguous names, G. I. Kolev
Stata tip 32: Do not stop, S. P. Jenkins
Stata tip 33: Sweet sixteen: Hexadecimal formats and precision problems, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 34: Tabulation by listing, D. A. Harrison
Stata tip 35: Detecting whether data have changed, W. Gould
Stata tip 36: Which observations?, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 37: And the last shall be first, C. F. Baum
Stata tip 38: Testing for groupwise heteroskedasticity, C. F. Baum
Stata tip 39: In a list or out? In a range or out?, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 40: Taking care of business, C. F. Baum
Stata tip 41: Monitoring loop iterations, D. A. Harrison
Stata tip 42: The overlay problem: Offset for clarity, J. Cui
Stata tip 43: Remainders, selections, sequences, extractions: Uses of the modulus, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 44: Get a handle on your sample, B. Jann
Stata tip 45: Getting those data into shape, C. F. Baum and N. J. Cox
Stata tip 46: Step we gaily, on we go, R. Williams
Stata tip 47: Quantile–quantile plots without programming, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 48: Discrete uses for uniform(), M. L. Buis
Stata tip 49: Range frame plots, S. Merryman
Stata tip 50: Efficient use of summarize, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 51: Events in intervals, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 52: Generating composite categorical variables, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 53: Where did my p-values go?, M. L. Buis
Stata tip 54: Post your results, P. Van Kerm
Stata tip 55: Better axis labeling for time points and time intervals, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 56: Writing parameterized text files, R. Gini
Stata tip 57: How to reinstall Stata, W. Gould
Stata tip 58: nl is not just for nonlinear models, B. P. Poi
Stata tip 59: Plotting on any transformed scale, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 60: Making fast and easy changes to files with filefilter, A. R. Riley
Stata tip 61: Decimal commas in results output and data input, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 62: Plotting on reversed scales, N. J. Cox and N. L. M. Barlow
Stata tip 63: Modeling proportions, C. F. Baum
Stata tip 64: Cleaning up user-entered string variables, J. Herrin and E. Poen
Stata tip 65: Beware the backstabbing backslash, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 66: ds—A hidden gem, M. Weiss
Stata tip 67: J() now has greater replicating powers, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 68: Week assumptions, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 69: Producing log files based on successful interactive commands, A. R. Riley
Stata tip 70: Beware the evaluating equal sign, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 71: The problem of split identity, or how to group dyads, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 72: Using the Graph Recorder to create a pseudograph scheme, K. Crow
Stata tip 73: append with care!, C. F. Baum
Stata tip 74: firstonly, a new option for tab2, R. G. Gutierrez and P. A. Lachenbruch
Stata tip 75: Setting up Stata for a presentation, K. Crow
Stata tip 76: Separating seasonal time series, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 77: (Re)using macros in multpile do-files, J. Herrin
Stata tip 78: Going gray gracefully: Highlighting subsets and downplaying substrates, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 79: Optional arguments to options, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 80: Constructing a group variable with specified group sizes, M. Weiss
Stata tip 81: A table of graphs, M. L. Buis and M. Weiss
Stata tip 82: Grounds for grids on graphs, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 83: Merging multilingual datasets, D. L. Golbe
Stata tip 84: Summing missings, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 85: Looping over nonintegers, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 86: The missing() function, B. Rising
Stata tip 87: Interpretation of interactions in nonlinear models, M. L. Buis
Stata tip 88: Efficiently evaluating elastics with the margins command, C. F. Baum
Stata tip 89: Estimating means and percentiles following multiple imputation, P. A. Lachenbruch
Stata tip 90: Displaying partial results, M. Weiss
Stata tip 91: Putting unabbreviated varlists into local macros, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 92: Manual implementation of permutations and bootstraps, L. Ãngquist
Stata tip 93: Handling multiple y axes on twoway graphs, V. Wiggins
Stata tip 94: Manipulation of prediction parameters for parametric survival regression models, T. Boswell and R. G. Gutierrez
Stata tip 95: Estimation of error covariances in a linear model, N. J. Horton
Stata tip 96: Cube roots, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 97: Getting at ρ's and σ's, M. L. Buis
Stata tip 98: Counting substrings withing strings, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 99: Taking extra care with encode, C. Schechter
Stata tip 100: Mata and the case of the missing macros, W. Gould and N. J. Cox
Stata tip 101: Previous but different, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 102: Highlighting specific bars, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 103: Expressing confidence with gradations, U. Kohler and S. Eckman
Stata tip 104: Added text and title options, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 105: Daily dates with missing days, S. J. Samuels and N. J. Cox
Stata tip 106: With or without reference, M. L. Buis
Stata tip 107: The baseline is now reported, M. L. Buis
Stata tip 108: On adding and constraining, M. L. Buis
Stata tip 109: How to combine variables with missing values, P. A. Lachenbruch
Stata tip 110: How to get the optimal k-means cluster solution, A. Makles
Stata tip 111: More on working with weeks, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 112: Where did my p-values go? (Part 2), M. L. Buis
Stata tip 113: Changing a variable's format: What it does and does not mean, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 114: Expand paired dates to pairs of dates, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 115: How to properly estimate the multinomial probit model with heteroskedastic errors, M. Herrmann
Stata tip 116: Where did my p-values go? (Part 3), M. L. Buis
Stata tip 117: graph combine—Combining graphs, L. Ãngquist
Stata tip 118: Orthogonalizing powered and product terms using residual centering, C. Sauer
Stata tip 119: Expanding datasets for graphical ends, N. J. Cox
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