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How can I learn more about Stata?

Title   Learning about Stata
Author Stata Technical Support
Date November 1999; updated June 2013

There are several ways to learn more about Stata and the Stata programming language.


Stata NetCourses

Stata offers courses over the Internet (NetCourses) ranging from an introduction to Stata to advanced programming in Stata. Learn more about Stata's NetCourses.

On-site training and public courses

In addition to NetCourses, Stata also offers live training either at your site or in regularly scheduled public courses. Read more about available training options and scheduled courses.

Books on Stata

In addition to the Stata manuals, many books have been written about Stata. There are also books that use Stata to illustrate the statistical concepts they are presenting. You can follow the Books on Stata link for the subset of books specifically about Stata in the Stata Bookstore.

The Stata Journal

The Stata Journal is a quarterly journal containing articles about statistics, data analysis, teaching methods, and effective use of Stata’s language. The journal publishes reviewed papers together with shorter notes and comments, regular columns, book reviews, and other material of interest to researchers applying statistics in a variety of disciplines.

The predecessor to the Stata Journal is the Stata Technical Bulletin (STB). Even though the STB is no longer published, past issues contain articles and programs that may interest you. You may also wish to visit the Stata Technical Bulletin FAQ.

Statalist

Statalist is an independently-moderated forum where Stata users actively exchange information about using and programming Stata. You may also wish to visit the Statalist FAQ.

Video tutorials

Watch our short video tutorials that demonstrate using Stata. Topics cover everything from a quick tour of Stata to advanced statistical topics.

Official Internet resources

In addition to the other resources listed here, there are other official Stata resources on the Internet. Visit the official Stata blog, Not Elsewhere Classified at blog.stata.com, follow @Stata on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, or add us on Google+,

Stata Conferences and Users Group meetings

There are several Stata conferences and users group meetings held each year. The meetings provide an opportunity for Stata users to interact and attend talks where new Stata programs or ideas are presented. Meetings are announced on the Users Group meetings Upcoming meetings page. For information on past user group meetings, view the Proceedings.

Short courses from experienced Stata users

Occasionally there are short courses offered by experienced Stata users on a particular statistical topic where Stata is used extensively in the course. Course announcements are made on the Short courses page.

Other resources for learning Stata

There are several websites that have tutorials and other sources for learning Stata. Links to these sites can be found on Stata’s Resource links page.

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