Every installation of Stata includes all the documentation
in PDF format. Stata’s documentation consists of over 12,000 pages detailing each feature in Stata including the
methods and formulas and fully worked examples. You can transition
seamlessly across entries using the links within each entry.
And, new for Stata 14, Quick starts help new users get started and
remind experienced users of common options.
You can also access the PDF entry from Stata’s help
files. Each help file has a Title with the manual shortcut and entry
name in blue. Click on the blue link in the Title.
Table of contents
Each manual has its own table of contents.
A combined subject table of contents contains the complete table of contents
for all manuals and is divided into the following subjects:
Data manipulation and management
Click on a subject to go a the table of contents for that category.
Across the top of each entry are links to each section within the entry.
Clicking on Description, for example, will take you
directly to the description of the feature.
The bookmarks on the left-hand side also give you direct access to an entry,
as well as each section within an entry.
Click on the + next to the title to list the entries.
Click on the + next to an entry to view the sections for that entry.