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Official site for downloadable materials

This page has links to all the datasets, do-files, and supplementary materials used in Using Stata for Principles of Econometrics, Third Edition, by Lee Adkins and Carter Hill.

Stata datasets

There are muliple ways you can get the datasets. No matter which method you choose, you should start by creating a folder/directory where you would like to keep your local copies of the files. Once this is done, you can either get the files from within Stata or download and decompress the files manually.

To work from within Stata

  1. Start Stata.
  2. cd to the location you created above. Mac and Windows users can navigate to the location by choosing File > Change Working Directory... from the menubar.
  3. At the Stata prompt, type
       . net from http://stata.com/data/s4poe
  4. Follow the three clickable links to investigate the packages and retrieve each of their sets of files.

In addition to the method above of obtaining all files associated with the book at once, it is possible to use any individual data file from within Stata by typing

    .  use http://stata.com/data/s4poe/filename

As an example, typing

    .  use http://stata.com/data/s4poe/andy

will load andy.dta into Stata.

To download a do-file, you can type

    .  copy http://stata.com/data/s4poe/filename filename

As an example, typing

    .  copy http://stata.com/data/s4poe/chap02.do chap02.do

will download chap02.do to your current working directory.

To work from your browser

To download and uncompress all the Stata data files or do-files from your browser, right-click the proper file below, download it, move it to the proper location, and unzip/decompress it.

Ancillary materials

There are some other materials that you may want to download in addition to the above Stata files. These are available as zip files: