Resources for learning Stata
Some of these resources are based on earlier versions of Stata. These are
also useful for users of Stata 16,
because Stata preserves features from
earlier versions. Because Stata is cross-platform compatible, even if tutorials claim
to require a particular operating system, they will be applicable to all
platforms; only the default directories and path specifications will be
to help you learn and use Stata, UCLA Institute for Digital Research
and Education (IDRE), USA
- An extensive resource of Stata information, including FAQs, learning
modules, a quick-reference guide, annotated output, textbook examples,
and more. New users may want to visit the
Class Notes section of the UCLA site. Don't miss the
Stata Web Books.
Introduction to Stata, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- This tutorial is function-oriented, focusing on data-management tasks.
It works up from basic tasks, such as how to drop variables, to the
tasks needed for complex file organization, such as how to reshape and
merge data files.
- Stata Online Training Page,
Princeton Data and Statistical Services, USA
A series of pages giving a step-by-step instruction in Stata. Topics
start from basic Stata usage, and progress through common data management
tasks through to using Stata for a wide variety of analysis topics.
Stata cheat sheets, Dr. Tim Essam and Dr. Laura Hughes, USA
- These compact yet well-organized sheets cover everything you need, from syntax and data processing to plotting and programming, making them handy references to download for quick use.
Stata for SAS users, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
- Good information for SAS users wanting to learn Stata and learn to think in Stata.
Articles on Statistical Computing, Social Science Computing Cooperative, University of Wisconsin, USA
- A large collection of well-written and informative pages about a broad set of topics, including an in-depth Introduction to Stata for Researchers, and a careful treatment of Multiple Imputation in Stata.
- Stata Tutorial,
Germán Rodríguez, Princeton University, USA
- A brief and informative introduction to Stata. There are also some nice notes about fitting generalized linear models using Stata.
- Stata Highlights, Richard Williams, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Excerpts from Graduate Statistics I and Graduate Statistics II notes
which highlight the use of Stata for solving various problems. In
particular, there are some good pointers on
interpreting predictive margins and marginal effects.
- Social Science Research, Stata & OS X Programming, Eric Booth, Gibson Consulting & Research Group, USA
- Posts on research, Stata & OSX programming.
Tips for using Stata, Survey Design and Analysis Services Pty Ltd,
- Describes some tips to enhance your efficient use of Stata.
New users may want to visit the
Getting Started with Stata page.
Internet Guide to Stata, Wolfgang Ludwig-Mayerhofer, Universität Siegen, Germany
- This brief guide focuses on Stata for Windows.
Multilevel Modelling, Center for Multilevel Modelling, University of Bristol, UK
- There approximately 150 pages of materials covering fitting multilevel
models for continuous and binary dependent variables in Stata using the
xtmixed and xtmelogit commands.
Users have to register to access the pdfs, datasets and do-files, but
all materials are made freely available.
- Biostatistics II, William Dupont, Vanderbilt University, USA
- Lecture notes from the second semester biostatistics class at
Vanderbilt. These notes contain extensive screen shots of using the
Stata menu system to do a wide range of statistical analyses common in
the biostatistics world. The datasets used for the examples are also
available, so that it is possible to work through the lessons and
replicate the results.
Statistical Modelling in Stata, Mark Lunt, University of Manchester, UK
- Lecture notes, exercises and solutions for an introductory
statistics course on basic statistical inference. The materials start
with the basics and work up through introductory survival analysis.
Introduction to Stata (PDF), Christopher F. Baum, Boston College, USA
- A 67-page description of Stata, its key features and benefits, and other
Stata Tutorial, Syracuse University, USA
- Lessons on data management and time series within Stata.
An Introduction to Stata, Najib Mozahem
- A series of video tutorials introducing Stata basics—navigating
Stata's interface, inspecting and modifying data, and saving
commands in a do-file.
Visualizing data using Stata, Najib Mozahem
- A series of videos for Stata graphics. These videos demonstrate
how to create graphs such as histograms, box plots, bar
graphs, scatterplots, and fitted regression lines, and they
show how to customize the look of a graph.
The Stata Project-Oriented Guide, Roy Mill, Hebrew University of
- A series of short tutorials covering the typical steps in a statistical
project. The tutorials range from data management to automation with a
dash of statistics and postestimation.
Survival Analysis with Stata, Stephen Jenkins,
Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex,
- Lessons, programs, do-files, and a PDF book about survival analysis in Stata.
(Updated June 2008)
Regression with Stata, UCLA Academic Technology Services, USA
The Statistical Consulting Group at Academic Technology Services has
created a “web book” covering a variety of topics on
performing regression analysis with Stata. The book does not teach
regression but gives examples showing how to use Stata for performing
regression analysis. Written for Stata 7.
Workshops on “Audit trails, reproducibility and output processing” and “Effective use of Stata Graphics”, Stephen Jenkins,
Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex,
- Workshop notes, Powerpoint presentations, data files, and do-files
- gologit2 and oglm, Richard Williams, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Programs, readings, and documentation for generalized ordered logit and
partial proportional-odds models for ordinal dependent variables
(gologit2) and ordinal generalized linear models (oglm).
An Introduction to Stata (PDF), IT Support at the LSE Research
- An introduction to Stata and various commands.
Short Guides to Microeconometrics (with Stata commands),
Kurt Schmidheiny, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
- Microeconometrics class notes for use with Stata 10
Stata video tutorials
- Weekly video postings by StataCorp showing how to do common tasks in Stata.
Free Stata webinars
- New to Stata? Sign up for the Ready,
Set, Go Stata webinar.
More experienced user? See the complete list of Stata webinars.
The Stata Blog
- Not Elsewhere Classified is the official Stata blog that has
articles written by Stata developers and StataCorp staff on the use
of Stata and other news related to the use of Stata.
Technical Support FAQs
- Answers to the most frequently asked questions in statistics, data
management, graphics, and operating system issues.
- Statalist is a forum
where over 30,000 Stata users from experts to neophytes maintain a
lively dialogue about all things statistical and Stata.
- Classroom and web-based courses, on-site training courses, webinars, NetCourses, and more.
- The Stata Journal is a quarterly publication containing articles
about statistics, data analysis, teaching methods, and effective
use of Stata's language.
Also see the Stata Technical Bulletin
FAQ. Although the SJ superseded the STB, past STB issues contain
valuable information. The FAQ includes information on how to obtain over
the net the software associated with the published articles.
Visual overview for creating graphs
Scroll through over 100 graphs that are broken out by category.
Click on a graph to see the command that created it.
Resources in other languages
- Danish Short
Course Materials, Denmark
- Homepage for Jens M. Lauritsen containing tutorials in Danish and other
Stata materials. Includes a 78-page introductory text in Danish
(PDF), as well as course datasets and supplementary ado-files.
Others’ portals and Google searches
- Useful Google Searches