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Proceedings of the 4th UK user group meeting

The 4th Stata UK User Group Meeting
The Royal Statistical Society
12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX
15 May, 1998


The 4th UK user group meeting took place at the Royal Statistical Society in London on 15 May. Ana Timberlake of Timberlake Consultants organised all the logistics and I arranged the programme.

About 60 people attended, and we were pleased to welcome Vince Wiggins from StataCorp. There were 6 papers, one economic, one geographic, one of general interest, and the rest biostatistical. There was also a session for shorter contributions of about 10 minutes each. Abstracts of the papers are posted below or on www.timberlake.co.uk. Speakers names and email addresses are included, and anyone interested in obtaining a copy of a particular ado is invited to contact the appropriate speaker.

The meeting ended with a short presentation by Vince Wiggins, in which he described the areas he and other people at StataCorp are working in. There was then an open discussion.

Michael Hills


09.30 - 10.00Registration and welcome
10.00 - 10.30Estimation of inequality indices Stephen Jenkins
10.30 - 11.00Geographically weighted regression in Stata Mark Pearce
11.00 - 11.30Coffee
11.30 - 12.00Detecting and modeling non-proportional hazards in Cox regression Patrick Royston and Peter Sasieni
12.00 - 12.30Graphics for seasonal data Nick Cox
12.30 - 14.00Lunch
14.00 - 14.30Random effects Poisson regression and repeated event data David Clayton
14.30 - 15.00Variation of weekly mortality with air pollution Aurelio Tobias and Michael Campbell
15.00 - 16.00ADO’s — Shorter contributions
Net mortality Andy Sloggett
Tools for longitudinal data management Michael Hills
Discrete time ph models (with frailty) Stephen Jenkins
Stratified analysis of means David Clayton
Automating analyses Jonathan Sterne
16.00 - 16.30Tea
16.30 - 17.30Stata and STB developments: discussion session


Stephen Jenkins
ESRC Research Centre on Micro-social Change
University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ.

Mark Pearce
North of England Children's Cancer Research Unit
Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Patrick Royston
Department of Medical Statistics
Royal Postgraduate Medical School, DuCane Road, London W12 0NN.

Peter Sasieni
Imperial Cancer Research Fund, PO Box 123
Lincoln's Inn Field, London WC2A 3PX.

Nicholas Cox
Department of Geography
Durham University, UK.

David Clayton
MRC Biostatistics Research Unit
Institute of Public Health, Cambridge CB2 2SR.

Aurelio Tobias
Research Unit of Respiratory and Environmental Health
Institut Municipal d'Investigacio Medica
c/ Doctor Aiguader 80, E-08003 Barcelona, Spain.

Michael Campbell
Institute of Primary Care and General Practice
Community Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU.

Andy Sloggett
Demography Unit
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT.

Michael Hills
58A North Hill, London N6 4RH.

Jonathan Sterne
Department of Public Health Medicine
St. Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH.





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