Resources for learning Stata
Some of these resources are based on earlier versions of Stata. These are
also useful for users of Stata 13,
because Stata preserves features from
earlier versions. Because Stata is cross-platform, even if tutorials claim
to require a particular operating system, they will be applicable to all
platforms; only the default directories and path specifications will be
to help you learn and use Stata, UCLA Academic Technology Services,
- An extensive resource of Stata information, including FAQs, learning
modules, a quick-reference guide, annotated output, textbook examples,
and more. New users may want to visit the
Starter Kit section of the UCLA site. Don't miss the
Stata Web Books and the
Introduction to Stata, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- This tutorial is function-oriented, focusing on data-management tasks.
It works up from basic tasks, such as how to drop variables, to the
tasks needed for complex file organization, such as how to reshape and
merge data files.
- Stata Online Training Page,
Princeton Data and Statistical Services, USA
A series of pages giving a step-by-step instruction in Stata. Topics
start from basic Stata usage, and progress through common data management
tasks through to using Stata for a wide variety of analysis topics.
Stata for SAS users, Dan Blanchette, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
- Good information for SAS users wanting to learn Stata and learn to think in Stata.
Articles on Statistical Computing, Social Science Computing Cooperative, University of Wisconsin, USA
- A large collection of well-written and informative pages about a broad set of topics, including an in-depth Introduction to Stata for Researchers, and a careful treatment of Multiple Imputation in Stata.
- Stata Tutorial,
Germán Rodríguez, Princeton University, USA
- A brief and informative introduction to Stata. There are also some nice notes about fitting generalized linear models using Stata.
- Stata Highlights, Richard Williams, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Excerpts from Graduate Statistics I and Graduate Statistics II notes
which highlight the use of Stata for solving various problems. In
particular, there are some good pointers on
interpreting predictive margins and marginal effects.
Tips for using Stata, Survey Design and Analysis Services Pty Ltd,
- Describes some tips to enhance your efficient use of Stata.
New users may want to visit the
Suggestions for starting with Stata 12 page.
Multilevel Modelling, Center for Multilevel Modelling, University of Bristol, UK
- There approximately 150 pages of materials covering fitting multilevel
models for continuous and binary dependent variables in Stata using the
xtmixed and xtmelogit commands.
Users have to register to access the pdfs, datasets and do-files, but
all materials are made freely available.
- Biostatistics II, William Dupont, Vanderbilt University, USA
- Lecture notes from the second semester biostatistics class at
Vanderbilt. These notes contain extensive screen shots of using the
Stata menu system to do a wide range of statistical analyses common in
the biostatistics world. The datasets used for the examples are also
available, so that it is possible to work through the lessons and
replicate the results.
Statistical Modelling in Stata, Mark Lunt, University of Manchester, UK
- Lecture notes, exercises and solutions for an introductory
statistics course on basic statistical inference. The materials start
with the basics and work up through introductory survival analysis.
Two Page Stata, Andy Grogan-Kaylor, University of Michigan, USA
- An introduction to Stata in two pages.
Statistical Tests Overview, Tobias Pfaff, Institute for Economic Education, University of Münster, Germany
- A table assisting in how to choose the correct statistical test.
A Brief Introduction to Stata with 50+ Basic Commands (PDF), Tobias Pfaff, Institute for Economic Education, University of Münster, Germany
- A 32-page introduction to Stata.
Online Stata Tutorials for Multilevel Modeling,
Centre for Multilevel Modeling, University of Bristol, UK
- A series of Stata tutorials on as part of a series of a larger
series of tutorials on multilevel modeling
Introduction to Stata (PDF), Christopher F. Baum, Boston College, USA
- A 67-page description of Stata, its key features and benefits, and other
Stata Tutorial, Syracuse University, USA
- Lessons on data management and time series within Stata.
The Stata Project-Oriented Guide, Roy Mill, Hebrew University of
- A series of short tutorials covering the typical steps in a statistical
project. The tutorials range from data management to automation with a
dash of statistics and postestimation.
Survival Analysis with Stata, Stephen Jenkins,
Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex,
- Lessons, programs, do-files, and a PDF book about survival analysis in Stata.
(Updated June 2008)
Workshops on “Audit trails, reproducibility and output processing” and “Effective use of Stata Graphics”, Stephen Jenkins,
Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex,
- Workshop notes, Powerpoint presentations, data files, and do-files
- gologit2 and olgm, Richard Williams, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Programs, readings, and documentation for generalized ordered logit and
partial proportional-odds models for ordinal dependent variables
(gologit2) and ordinal generalized linear models (oglm).
Introduction to Stata and the Management of Financial Data,
Dr. Demetris Christodoulou, Faculty of Economics and Business,
The University of Sydney, Australia
- Portal for downloading the user-written software manual
Introduction to Stata and the Management of Financial Data.
- Stata on a Mac,
Adam Jacobs, University of Wisconsin, USA
- Tips for using Stata, both general and Mac-specific.
Stata tutorials for the American Economic Association Summer Program
2004, Duke University in partnership with North Carolina A&T
State University, USA
- Class notes, tutorials, and do-files by Stas Kolenikov for the American
Economic Association Summer Program at Duke University.
Applied Econometrics lecture notes, Econometrics Group, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Lecture notes covering introductory econometrics topics, including
Box–Cox transformation, dynamic models, bootstrapping techniques,
Granger causality, Monte Carlo simulation and nonlinear regression, and
simultaneous equation models, with examples using Stata.
Programs and tutorials written by Stanislav Kolenikov, University
of Missouri, USA
- Many Stata programs and tutorials, including an introductory tutorial
to bootstrapping with Stata, describing the basic principles and Stata
routines to implement bootstrap, and an 80-page Russian PDF
introduction to Stata.
An Introduction to Stata (PDF), IT Support at the LSE Research
- An introduction to Stata and various commands.
Short Guides to Microeconometrics (with Stata commands),
Kurt Schmidheiny, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
- Microeconometrics class notes for use with Stata 10
Technical Support FAQs, StataCorp LP, USA
- Answers to the most frequently asked questions in statistics, data
management, graphics, and operating system issues.
Statalist, StataCorp LP, USA
- Statalist is a forum
where over 5,100 Stata users from experts to neophytes maintain a
lively dialogue about all things statistical and Stata.
Stata video tutorials, StataCorp LP, USA
- Weekly video postings by StataCorp showing how to do common tasks in Stata.
Stata training, StataCorp LP, USA
- Public training courses, on-site training courses, NetCourses, and more.
The Stata Blog, StataCorp LP, USA
- Not Elsewhere Classified is the official Stata blog that has
articles written by Stata developers and StataCorp staff on the use
of Stata and other news related to the use of Stata.
Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, USA
- The Stata Journal is a quarterly publication containing articles
about statistics, data analysis, teaching methods, and effective
use of Stata's language.
Also see the Stata Technical Bulletin
FAQ. Although the SJ superseded the STB, past STB issues contain
valuable information. The FAQ includes information on how to obtain over
the net the software associated with the published articles.
Visual overview for creating graphs, StataCorp LP, USA
Scroll through over 100 graphs that are broken out by category.
Click on a graph to see the command that created it.
Resources in other languages
- Danish Short
Course Materials, Denmark
- Homepage for Jens M. Lauritsen containing tutorials in Danish and other
Stata materials. Includes a 78-page introductory text in Danish
(PDF), as well as course datasets and supplementary ado-files.
Applied econometric analysis with Stata 6 (Russian), Stanislav
Kolenikov, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.
- A 110-page introduction into econometric uses of regression with Stata
6 written in Russian.
Others’ portals and Google searches
- Useful Google Searches