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 April 2014:
|Rank|| April 2014
# of hits
|3||4128.7||ivreg2|| Steven Stillman
Christopher F Baum
Mark E Schaffer
|4||3775.7||psmatch2|| Edwin Leuven
|5||3767.8||ranktest|| Mark E Schaffer
|6||3593.5||outreg||John Luke Gallup|
|8||2989.3||winsor||Nicholas J Cox|
In Stata, you can click on the name of a package to learn more about it.