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Find out what other users are downloading on the SSC archive

The Statistical Software Components (SSC) archive, hosted by Boston College (USA) and maintained by Christopher F. Baum, is the largest collection of user-written Stata programs for data manipulation, statistics, and graphics. Existing Stata commands search, ssc describe, and ssc install make locating and installing user-written programs a snap.

Now you can see what other users are finding most useful on the SSC archive. Just type

         . ssc whatshot

Stata command ssc whatshot lists the most popular user-written packages available for download at the SSC. By default, the top ten packages are listed. Typing ssc whatshot, n(15) would list the top fifteen. Typing ssc whatshot, author(cox) would list the top ten packages written by people named Cox. Popularity is based on a moving average of the number of downloads in the past three months.

Here’s “What’s Hot” on SSC as of June 2013:

Top 10 packages at SSC

Rank June 2013
number of hits
Package Author(s)
1 11698.6 estout Ben Jann
2 10857.9 outreg2 Roy Wada
3 5027.3 ranktest Frank Kleibergen
Mark E. Schaffer
4 4901.6 ivreg2 Steven Stillman
Christopher F. Baum
Mark E. Schaffer
5 2731.2 psmatch2 Edwin Leuven
Barbara Sianesi
6 2597.2 tabout Ian Watson
7 2391.7 winsor Nicholas J. Cox
8 2120.1 outreg John Luke Gallup
9 1840.2 xtabond2 David Roodman
10 1684.3 mdesc Rose Anne Medeiros
Dan Blanchette

In Stata, you can click on the name of a package to learn more about it.

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