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By Ajay A. Palvia
PAM 305
Stata
is the statistical software package that will be used for much of this course. It
has
many advantages over other packages. One primary advantage is that Stata is both
commanddriven and menudriven for most basic tasks; while using the menu may be
easier to use initially, once you learn Stata you will probably find it is much
faster and
easier to use the commands for many tasks. Stata also has excellent manuals, online
help, and user support, both via phone and email. If you want to use it beyond this
course, you will find
Stata offers a number of advanced features not available in other
packages such as Minitab.
This guide is intended only as a very brief introduction to Stata. We recommend you
make use of the online help available in stata or go to many outside reference sites for
stata.
One good site for new stata users is at
http://www.princeton.edu/~erp/stata/stata_02.htm
.
Finally, if you wish to use stata for more complex tasks, you might want to take
advantage of ciser workshops which offer both introductory and advanced programming.
1. STATA MENUS
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course PAM 305 taught by Professor Lucarelli during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
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