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st: Upcoming public training course in Washington DC

From   Bill Rising <>
To   Stata Listserv <>
Subject   st: Upcoming public training course in Washington DC
Date   Mon, 14 Apr 2008 14:57:46 -0500

Dear Statalisters,

StataCorp is excited to announce our first public training course, "Using Stata
Effectively: Data Management, Analysis, and Graphics Fundamentals," to be held
in Washington DC on May 8 and 9. Public training courses are intensive,
in-depth courses taught by StataCorp at third-party sites around the
country. They are open to individuals and groups.

This course will allow participants to become intimately familiar with all
three components of Stata: data management, analysis, and graphics. This
two-day course is aimed at both new Stata users and those who would like to
pick up tips for efficient day-to-day usage of Stata.

Course topics

Stata basics
o Keeping organized
o Knowing how Stata treats data
o Using dialog boxes efficiently
o Using the Command window
o Saving time and effort while working

Data management
o Reading in datasets of various standard formats (such as those from
spreadsheets or databases)
o Labeling variables and setting up encoded variables
o Generating new variables in an efficient fashion, including leading,
lagging, generating statistics within groups, and working across
o Combining datasets by adding observations and by adding variables
o Reshaping datasets for repeated measurements

o Using both menus and the Command window to work quickly
o Setting up Stata to one's liking
o Keeping complete records of what is done inside Stata
o Creating reproducible analyses, which are completely documented
o Finding, installing, and removing user-written extensions to Stata
o Customizing how Stata starts up and where it looks for files

o Using basic statistical commands
o Reusing results of Stata commands, both estimation and other
o Using common postestimation commands, such as testing hypotheses about
linear or nonlinear combinations of coefficients, generating fitted
values, or looking at marginal effects


o Making common, simple graphs
o Building up complex graphs
o Using the Graph Editor

The above lists are not exhaustive. They are meant to give an idea of the level
and scope of each topic.


o Basic computer skills
o The course is taught using Stata 10. It is appropriate for those who
already own Stata 10 and for those who are considering purchasing or
upgrading to Stata 10. There is no requirement that the user already own
a Stata license.

To get more information about this course, point your browser to

Bill Rising
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