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In the spotlight: Finding and using results, constants, functions ... anything

Expression Builder

Do you ever:

  1. Forget the name of the function that gives you the tail of the chi-squared distribution?
  2. Have trouble remembering how to reference a coefficient value in an expression, a test, or a linear combination?
  3. Have trouble accessing the mean or standard deviation after summarize?
  4. Need to know the maximum value that will fit in a byte variable?
  5. Want to see all the operators available in Stata expressions?
  6. Forget the order of arguments to the combinatorial function?
  7. Need today's date? Or the current time?
  8. Create some macros in your session and forget what they are named?

I sometimes do.

What do I do?

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New from Stata Press

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Regression Models for Categorical Dependent Variables Using Stata, Third Edition

Regression Models for Categorical Dependent Variables Using Stata, Third Edition, by J. Scott Long and Jeremy Freese, is an essential reference for those who use Stata to fit and interpret regression models for categorical data. Although regression models for categorical dependent variables are common, few texts explain how to interpret such models; this text decisively fills the void....

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Bayesian Analysis with Stata

Bayesian Analysis with Stata is a complete guide to using Stata for Bayesian analysis. It contains just enough theoretical and foundational material to be useful to all levels of users interested in Bayesian statistics, from neophytes to aficionados....

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Probabilité et Statistique pour les Sciences de la Santé: Apprentissage au Moyen du Logiciel Stata

Probabilité et Statistique pour les Sciences de la Santé: Apprentissage au Moyen du Logiciel Stata, par Patrick Taffé, se veut un livre différent de nombreux ouvrages théoriques traitant des probabilités et de la statistique. Cet ouvrage (en français) non seulement présente, de façon rigoureuse, les concepts et méthodes statistiques, mais aussi utilise des exemples concrets pour illustrer chaque concept théorique nouvellement introduit....

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In the spotlight: forecast for dynamic panel data and counterfactuals

The new forecast command in Stata 13 allows us to use estimates from models with time-varying components. The command transcends the time-series domain and allows us to compute forecasts in all models that take time-series operators in Stata. For instance, we can use it to compute forecasts after reg3 or after panel-data estimation. In the [TS] Time-Series Reference Manual, there is an example using reg3. I will illustrate an example using dynamic panel-data models....

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Upcoming conferences

Don't miss talking with Stata developers as we wrap up our 2014 conference schedule.

APHA 2014 Annual Meeting
American Public Health Association
  November 15–19
  New Orleans, LA
Attending:
  Rebecca Pope, Health Econometrician
  Bill Rising, Director of Educational Services
CAIR 2014 Annual Conference
California Association for Institutional Research
  November 19–21
  San Diego, CA
Attending:
  Chuck Huber, Senior Statistician

New from the Stata Bookstore

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Propensity Score Analysis: Statistical Methods and Applications, Second Edition

The second edition of Propensity Score Analysis is an excellent book on estimating treatment effects from observational data....

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Modeling Count Data

Modeling Count Data provides an introduction to analyzing count data....

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Heteroskedasticity in Regression: Detection and Correction

Heteroskedasticity in Regression: Detection and Correction is an ideal reference for applied researchers who want to understand the challenges posed by heteroskedasticity and the ways to find and address it....

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Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis, Second Edition

Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis, Second Edition provides an excellent introduction to Stata for users who have never used statistical analysis software before....

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Métodos Quantitativos com Stata

Written in Portuguese, Métodos Quantitativos com Stata contains applied material that is appropriate for a diverse number of users in various fields....

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Linear Mixed Models: A Practical Guide Using Statistical Software, Second Edition

The second edition of Linear Mixed Models: A Practical Guide Using Statistical Software provides an excellent first course in the theory and methods of linear mixed models....

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Public training courses

Structural Equation Modeling Using Stata
  Washington, DC
  September 18–19, 2014
$1,295
Using Stata Effectively
  Washington, DC
  September 23–24, 2014
  October 7–8, 2014
 
  New York City, NY
  December 8–9, 2014
$950
Survey Data Analysis Using Stata
  Washington, DC
  September 25–26, 2014
$1,295
Multilevel/Mixed Models Using Stata
  Washington, DC
  October 9–10, 2014
$1,295
Estimating Average Treatment Effects Using Stata
  Washington, DC
  October 16–17, 2014
$1,295

NetCourses

101: Introduction to Stata
  October 17–November 28, 2014
$95
151: Introduction to Stata Programming
  October 17–November 28, 2014
$150
152: Advanced Stata Programming
  October 10–November 28, 2014
$175
461: Introduction to Univariate Time Series with Stata
  October 10–November 28, 2014
$295
471: Introduction to Panel Data Using Stata NEW
  October 17–November 28, 2014
$295
631: Introduction to Survival Analysis Using Stata
  October 10–November 28, 2014
$295

2014 Stata Users Group meetings

Country Date Venue Cost
Spain October 23
Facultad de Medicina
Universidad de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
€60 regular
€30 student
Mexico November 13
Marriott Reforma
Mexico City, Mexico
$1,700.00 pesos + VAT (16%) professionals;
$850.00 pesos + VAT (16%) students
Italy November 13-14
(workshop November 14)
NH Milano Touring
Milan, Italy
€95 meeting
€400 meeting + workshop; Students 35% off

Stata Conference

July 30–31, 2015
Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ohio
See you in Columbus!


The Stata YouTube Channel

A valuable resource, the Stata YouTube channel has videos suited for beginners learning Stata as well as for experienced users just looking for a quick reference....

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