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What's new in Stata Release 8

Stata 8 is the most significant upgrade to Stata ever. Here are a few highlights of the new features of Stata 8. Learn more about all of Stata's facilities by visiting our features section.

data management
  • a whole new look
  • publication quality
  • more
  • Vector autoregression (VAR), structural vector autoregression (SVAR), vector error-correction models (VECMs)
  • Stochastic frontier models
  • Cox with group-level frailty
  • more
Data management
  • ODBC support with support for full SQL selection
  • 26 new missing value codes .a, .b, ..., .z
  • more
Programming features
  • Object-oriented programming
  • programmable GUI
  • more
  • find what you need in the menus
  • fill in the dialog
  • click OK, and the dialog will submit the command to Stata
  • you may use commands or GUI
  • 17 to 43% faster
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