Stata’s Data Editor makes viewing and manipulating your data easier
than ever. Features and benefits include
- A complete audit trail. Every action you perform in the Data
Editor that affects the data generates a corresponding Stata
command that could be run from the Command window or a do-file to
replicate your work, promoting reproducible work.
- A live view onto the data. You can have the Data Editor open
while you enter commands in the Command window, run do-files (scripts),
use dialog boxes, edit graphs, etc. Changes to the data are
reflected in the Data Editor as soon as Stata is done executing
- Read-only (browse) mode for safety. You can lock the Data Editor into
a browse-only mode so that you can leave it open for a live view of
your data while you work without fear that an inadvertent key press is
going to change important data.
- Multiple levels of undo. At any point while working in the Data
Editor, you can take a “snapshot” of the data. Continue
working. If you make a mistake or do not like your changes,
revert to a previous snapshot.
- Observation filtering. View only the observations you want by
filtering based on if or in conditions. If you
filter observations and change one or more of the variables in
the expression, the view updates immediately. You can also
view only the variables you want by hiding columns.
Tool for managing variables. Hide/show variables, filter variables,
sort variables, and reorder variables via drag and drop. This also
includes a Properties tool, so variable properties such as name, notes,
labels, and format are at your fingertips.
Clipboard Preview Tool. You can see data before you paste it into Stata
and control how the data will be pasted.
For a list of features in the Stata GUI,
View a list of features in the
Overview: Why use Stata?
New in Stata 12