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Teaching with Stata

Teaching your course with Stata provides your students with tools and skills that translate to their professional life. Stata is affordable, easy to use and learn, and provides all the graphics, data management, and statistics that your students need.

Easy to use and easy to learn

  • Point-and-Click: You can access all of Stata's data management, statistical, and graphics features from the menus and associated dialogs.
  • Syntax: Stata's syntax is intuitive and easy to learn and teach. Once you learn the syntax of one estimator or graphics command, you will effortlessly understand the rest.
        regress y x1 x2
        logistic y x1 x2
  • Free technical support: All your Stata usage questions answered quickly by a dedicated staff of master's and PhD statisticians and other Stata experts.
  • Community: Stata has an active worldwide community of users that are willing to share their knowledge. Stata is so programmable that developers and users add new features every day to respond to the growing demands of today's researchers.

Teaching resources

Our YouTube channel is full of videos and short tutorials that can assist you and your class with using Stata.
Our NetCourses are convenient, web-based courses for Stata users of all experience levels, from beginning to advanced.
Interested in which books and Stata features apply to your discipline? We've created a page just for you.
Stata's documentation includes fully worked examples using downloadable datasets so you can work along or even extend the analyses.
Browse articles written by Stata developers on the The Stata Blog, or see what's new on Statalist, the offical Stata forum moderated by users.
We also have this handy page dedicated to many more resources, including these Stata cheat sheets, that you can share.

Affordable licensing for every need

Perpetual license: Give your students a tool they can trust that will last for their entire college career and beyond. Stata offers a perpetual license that is yours for life. Students can continue using their perpetual license after they graduate. This copy of Stata may be upgraded when new versions are released.

6-month or 1-year license: If your students only need Stata for one course, they can purchase a 6-month or 1-year license at an even more affordable rate.

Campus and department licenses: Many universities have campus-wide licenses or departmental licenses your students can easily access. To see if your school has one, email us.


Data management, graphics, and statistics

Data management: Combine and reshape datasets, manage variables, and collect statistics across groups or replicates. You can easily cut and paste data from spreadsheets or web tables into Stata. You can work with numeric and string datatypes, including strings up to 2 billion characters. Stata also has advanced tools for managing specialized data such as survival/duration data, time-series data, panel/longitudinal data, categorical data, multiple-imputation data, and survey data.

Graphs: Create graphs in a reproducible manner and export them to EPS or TIF for publication, to PNG or SVG for the web, or to PDF for viewing. With the integrated Graph Editor, you click to change anything about your graph or to add titles, notes, lines, arrows, and text.


Introductory and advanced statistics: Teach an introduction to statistics course, including summary statistics, tabulations, tests of means and proportions, linear regression, and ANOVA. Or teach advanced topics such as time series, panel/longitudinal data, survey-data analysis, survival analysis, multilevel models, matrix programming, and much more. View a comprehensive list.

All in one package: When you buy Stata, you get everything for your statistical, graphical, and data analysis needs. You do not need to buy separate modules or specialized software for advanced methods such as multiple imputation and structural equation modeling.





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