The 5th Stata UK User Group Meeting
12 Errol Street
The 5th UK user group meeting took place at the Royal Statistical Society in London on 17-18 May 1999. Organisation was by Ana Timberlake of Timberlake Consultants (the logistics) and by Stephen Jenkins and Peter Sasieni (the scientific programme).
About 50 people attended each day, including representatives from a range of disciplines, including bio-medical statistics, economics, and geography. We were very pleased to welcome Bill Gould and Alan Riley from StataCorp.
Over the 2 days there were 9 presentations by Stata users plus major presentations from Bill Gould and Alan Riley. Topics covered included programs for graphics, data summary, estimation of multivariate models, and Stata programming per se. The Statacorp sessions included a report to users with some glimpses of future developments (including a lively question and answer session), programming in Stata 6, collaboration taking advantage of Stata’s new net commands, and the upgrades to the survival analysis (st) program suite.
The more hardened Stata addicts continued discussions at a local pub and later at an Indian restaurant.
Abstracts of the papers are posted below or at http://www.timberlake.co.uk/. Speakers’ names and email addresses are included, and anyone interested in obtaining a copy of a program mentioned is invited to contact the relevant speaker.
|Monday, 17 May|
|09:30||Registration and Coffee/Tea|
|10:00||Introduction and welcome, Peter Sasieni & Stephen Jenkins|
|10:05||L-moments for data summary and distribution fitting, Nick Cox & Patrick Royston|
|10:40||Generalised linear latent and mixed models, Sophia Rabe-Hesketh, Andrew Pickles & Colin Taylor|
|11.35||Minimum distance estimation of covariance structures, Lorenzo Cappellari|
|12:10||Hot deck imputation, Adrian Mander and David Clayton|
|13:45||Examples of dialog box programming in Stata: data entry and telephone randomization, Tony Brady|
|14:15||Regression analysis with episode length as outcome, when only incomplete episode durations are available, Mohamed Ali, Tom Marshall, & Abdel Babiker|
|14.50||Report to users and glimpses to the future, including question and answer session for user grumbles, comments, and suggestions for Stata version 7, Bill Gould and Alan Riley|
|15:55||continued, Bill Gould and Alan Riley|
|17:15||End of formal sessions; informal session begins in pub nearby|
|Tuesday, 18 May|
|09:30||-hplot- and -hbar- for presentation graphics, Nick Cox|
|09:45||Programming with the -gph- command, illustrated via Forrest plots, Peter Sasieni|
|10:00||-glcurve-: a program for generalized Lorenz curves and related structures, Philippe Van Kerm & Stephen Jenkins|
|10:25||Programming in Stata (e.g., from do-files to ado-files; what’s different in version 6), Alan Riley|
|11:30||Survival analysis in Stata 6, Bill Gould|
|14:00||Informal group session, Bill Gould and Alan Riley
ESRC Research Centre on Micro-social Change
University of Essex
Durham University, UK
Institute of Psychiatry
University of Manchester
Addiction Research Unit
University of Warwick
MRC Biostatistics Unit
University Forvie Site
MRC HIV Clinical Trials Centre
Philippe Van Kerm