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The 2018 Canadian Stata Conference takes place on July 27 at Simon Fraser University in the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

The Conference will provide Stata users the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and information on new applications of the software. Representatives from StataCorp—Jeff Pitblado, Executive Director of Statistical Software; Bill Rising, Director of Educational Services; and Yulia Marchenko, Executive Director of Statistics—will attend, and there will be the usual "Wishes and grumbles" session, at which you may air your thoughts to Stata developers. Everybody interested in using Stata—regardless of experience level—is welcome.

Presentation topics may include the following

  • New community-contributed commands for model estimation, graphing, data management, results reporting, or other purposes
  • New approaches for using Stata to manage or analyze data, for programming Stata or Mata, or for using Stata together with other software or frameworks
  • Innovative uses or evaluations of existing Stata commands
  • New analytic methods of particular relevance to Stata users
  • Case studies of using Stata for specific applications or in specific disciplines or settings
  • Methods and resources for teaching statistics with Stata or for teaching the use of Stata
  • Comparisons of Stata with other software, including transitioning from another software to Stata

For examples of past presentations, view the proceedings page.

The deadline for submissions was April 30, 2018.

The final program will be posted at the end of May.


Presentations from StataCorp

Calibrating survey weights in Stata

Jeff Pitblado
Executive Director of Statistical Software

Calibration is a method for adjusting the sampling weights, and often used to account for nonresponse and underrepresented groups in the population. Another benefit of calibration is smaller variance estimates compared with estimates using unadjusted weights. Stata implements two methods for calibration: the raking-ratio method and the generalized regression method. Stata supports calibration for the estimation of totals, ratios, and regression models. Calibration is also supported by each survey variance estimation method implemented in Stata. In this presentation, I will show how to use calibration in survey data analysis using Stata.

Efficient dynamic documents using Stata

Bill Rising
Director of Educational Services

Stata 15 includes three new commands for producing dynamic documents: dyndoc, putdocx, and putpdf. These commands have generated much interest in the user community; this has led to a large amount of community-contributed software. In this talk, I'll give some tips about how to use the commands efficiently both with official Stata software and with some of these community-contributed tools.

Scientific committee

Leslie-Anne Keown (Chair)
Carleton University

Estie Hudes
University of California–San Francisco

Kim Huynh
Bank of Canada

Matthias Schonlau
University of Waterloo

Vicki Stagg
Calgary Statistical Support

Registration and accommodations

Registration

Conference fees Price
Nonstudents $75.00 USD   Register
Students $30.00 USD   Register
UGM Dinner (optional) TBA  

Accommodations

The Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel is offering a special rate of 275.00 CAD for Stata Conference attendees. Book your room by June 25 to receive the special rate.

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC   V6E 4R5
Canada
+1-800-207-4150

Reserve your room

Venue

Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Simon Fraser University
Asia Pacific Hall
580 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
Canada

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