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Find out what other users are downloading on the SSC archive

The Statistical Software Components (SSC) archive, hosted by Boston College (USA) and maintained by Christopher F. Baum, is the largest collection of community-contributed Stata programs for data manipulation, statistics, and graphics. Existing Stata commands search, ssc describe, and ssc install make locating and installing community-contributed programs a snap.

Now you can see what other users are finding most useful on the SSC archive. Just type

         . ssc whatshot

Stata command ssc whatshot lists the most popular community-contributed packages available for download at the SSC. By default, the top ten packages are listed. Typing ssc whatshot, n(15) would list the top fifteen. Typing ssc whatshot, author(cox) would list the top ten packages written by people named Cox. Popularity is based on a moving average of the number of downloads in the past three months.

Here’s “What’s Hot” on SSC as of January 2018:

Top 10 packages at SSC

Rank January 2018
# of hits
Package Author(s)
1 357453.7 unique Tony Brady
2 353385.0 vallist Patrick Joly
3 74278.9 estout Ben Jannntor
4 38443.0 outreg2 Roy Wada
5 12731.3 distinct Gary Longton
Nicholas J. Cox
6 12460.3 carryforward David Kantor
7 10284.3 saveascii Daniel Bela
8 10064.3 fastgini Zurab Sajaia
9 9360.3 winsor Nicholas J. Cox
10 8464.2 ivreg2 Steven Stillman
Christopher F Baum
Mark E Schaffer

In Stata, you can click on the name of a package to learn more about it.

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