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Fourth German Stata Users Group meeting

Announcement and program

The fourth German Stata Users Group meeting will be held at the University of Mannheim on Friday, 31 March 2006.

The meeting is open to all interested, and we encourage Stata users from neighboring countries to join us. StataCorp will be represented. The conference will be conducted in English because of the international nature of the meeting and the participation of non-German guest speakers. There will be a “wishes and grumbles” session, where you can share your thoughts with Stata developers. There will also be an optional informal meal at a Mannheim restaurant on Friday evening, at additional cost.

The conference venue has changed to Rm. W 117, located in the Schloss.

From the number of windows, the Schloss of Mannheim is the biggest palace in Europe. Even if you don’t trust the indicator, believe us: the Schloss is big. We therefore ask you to plan ample time. Finding the Schloss in Mannheim is easy, but finding the room within the Schloss can be hard.

See http://www.stata.com/meeting/proceedings.html for the proceedings of other Stata Users Group meetings.

Date: Friday, 31 March 2006
Venue: University of Mannheim
Room W 117
68131 Mannheim
Cost: Regular: 20 Euro
Student: 10 Euro
Optional dinner: 20 Euro


March 31

08:45 Registration and coffee/tea
09:15 Welcome
Johannes Giesecke
University of Mannheim
09:30 Resultssets, resultsspreadsheets, and resultsplots in Stata
Roger Newson
Imperial College London
10:20 Coffee
GLLAMM session
10:30 Intervention evaluation using gllamm
Andrew Pickles
University of Manchester
11:20 Estimating IRT models with gllamm
Herbert Matschinger
University of Leipzig
General statistics
11:50 Variance estimation for generalized entropy and Atkinson inequality between indices: the complex survey data case
Martin Biewen
University of Frankfurt
12:20 Lunch
13:30 Linear mixed models in Stata
Roberto Gutierrez
User-written programs
14:20 Implementing restricted least squares in linear models
J. Haisken-DeNew
RWI Essen
14:50 Sequence analysis using Stata
Christian Brzinsky-Fay and Ulrich Kohler
15:30 Coffee
15:40 New tools for evaluating the results of cluster analyses
Hildegard Schaeper
Toward an open wish list to StataCorp
16:10 Optimal large package administration for Stata
Markus Hahn
RWI Essen
17:10 Coffee
17:20 Report to users
Alan Riley
17:50 Wishes and Grumbles
18:30 End of meeting

Accommodations and fees

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. There will be a small conference fee (regular, 20 Euro; students, 10 Euro) to cover costs for coffee, tea, and luncheons. There will also be an optional informal dinner at a Mannheim restaurant on Friday evening (cost,: 20 Euro).


You can enroll by contacting Anke Mrosek by email or by writing, phoning, or faxing to

Anke Mrosek
Dittrich & Partner Consulting GmbH
Kieler Str. 17
42697 Solingen
Tel: +49 (0) 212 260 66-24
Fax: +49 (0) 212 260 66-66

Universitaet Mannheim
© University of Mannheim


The academic program of the meeting is being organized by

Johannes Giesecke, University of Mannheim

Ulrich Kohler, WZB

Fred Ramb, Deutsche Bundesbank


The conference is sponsored and organized by Dittrich & Partner (http://www.dpc.de), the distributor of Stata in several countries, including Germany, Austria, and Hungary.





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