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Adding community-contributed features to Stata

Many resources are available, including new commands and procedures, to enhance Stata. You can access some of these from a web browser but many more from within Stata itself.

You can access four main types of resources through Stata:

The quickest way to access these resources is to type search keywords, all at the command prompt. You can also click on Help > Search from Stata’s toolbar and enter the keywords in the dialog box. (See example.) You will get back a list of all official commands, community-contributed features, FAQs, and Stata Journal articles that match your search criteria. From there, you can click on any search result to find out more. Once you’ve found a program of interest, you can learn more about it by clicking on its accompanying help files. (See example.)