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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 February 2018:

Top 10 packages at SSC

Rank February 2018
# of hits
Package Author(s)
1 93471.3 estout Ben Jann
2 34728.2 outreg2 Roy Wada
3 17190.0 saveascii Daniel Bela
4 16696.0 distinct Gary Longton
Nicholas J. Cox
5 10210.3 fastgini Zurab Sajaia
6 7942.7 winsor2 Lian Yu-jun
7 7667.1 ivreg2 Steven Stillman
Christopher F Baum
Mark E Schaffer
8 7656.5 ivreg210 Steven Stillman
Christopher F Baum
Mark E Schaffer
9 7647.7 ivreg29 Steven Stillman
Christopher F Baum
Mark E Schaffer
10 7582.0 ivreg28 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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