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From   <Milly.Marston@lshtm.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: 1 week course on Advanced Stata use in London
Date   Fri, 30 May 2008 15:09:22 +0100

1 week course on Advanced Stata use in London

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is running a 1 week course on advanced Stata use from the 1st to 5th of September this year.  The course will be held in London and is aimed at competent Stata users who want to work faster and more efficiently.  We will cover data management, basic progamming, graphics and outputting results.  The course fee is 750.  More details are available on our website http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/short/sasta1.htm and the course contents are summarised below.

If anyone is interested and would like to know more on the course content and level then do get in touch with either Milly or Emma (stata_short_course@lshtm.ac.uk)



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By the end of the course you should be able to:
 
1. Generate variables that contain summaries of the data
2. Create a summary dataset using collapse
3. Navigate a dataset using _n, _N and subscripted variables
4. Rearrange a dataset using reshape
5. Combine multiple datasets using merge and append
6. Identify duplicate observations
7. Export data to a spreadsheet
8. Create tailor-made publication quality graphs
9. Understand what macros and scalars are
10. Be able to use foreach and forvalues loops
11. Understand and use if statements
12. Understand how Stata stores estimation results
13. Be able to access and use stored estimation results
14. Know how to export results using user-written commands: estout, outreg, tabout
15. Understand how Stata programs work
16. Be able to write and use a simple Stata program
17. Be able to write a do-file which exports results using file write



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