How can I learn more about Stata?
|| Learning about Stata
|| Stata Technical Support
|| November 1999; updated January 2013
There are several ways to learn more about Stata and the Stata programming
Stata offers courses over the Internet (NetCourses) ranging from an
introduction to Stata to advanced programming in Stata.
Click here to learn more about Stata’s
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. Click here to visit
the Stata Bookstore. 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
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.
Click here for more information on the STB. You
may also wish to visit the Stata
Technical Bulletin FAQ.
Statalist is an independently operated listserver where Stata users actively
exchange information about using and programming Stata.
Click here to learn more about Statalist. You may
also wish to visit the Statalist FAQ.
Watch our short video tutorials
on using Stata.
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
follow @Stata on Twitter,
find 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,
visit the Proceedings page.
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
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.