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This column will focus on how to improve your fluency in Stata. Over the next issues we will look at Stata problems of intermediate size which turn out to be soluble with a few command lines. As an introduction, systematic ways of repeating the same or similar operations are surveyed to give one overview of the territory to be covered.

Keywords: append ; by ; collapse ; contract ; do-files ; egen ; for ; foreach ; forvalues ; log files ; merge ; naming conventions ; programs ; repetition ; reshape ; statsby ; subset or group structure ; tabulations

Subject(s): Research Methods/ Statistical Methods

Issue Date: 2001

Publication Type: Journal Article

DOI and Other Identifiers: pr0003 (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/115938 Published in: Stata Journal, Volume 01, Number 1 Page range: 86-97

Total Pages: 12

Record appears in: Stata Journal





Author: Cox, Nicholas J.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/115938?ln=en







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