Liz's Stata Guide


See also notes on file management, graphing options and statistics for use with various commands.


A varlist is a list of variables, and Stata provides various shorthand conventions to avoid typing out long lists of variables.For example, own* expands to all variables that begin with own, so in our dataset it is equivalent to own_radio own_TV own_bicycle own_fan. ... read more

Missing Values

Stata allows for multiple missing values, represented as . and also .a .b .c etc (which can be used to have seperate missing values for "don't know", "refused to answer" etc). Stata considers all these missing values to be greater than any number. ... read more


Stata allows for three different kinds of weights (plus a generic weight for user-defined programs).
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Explicit Subscripting

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last modified: 30 April 2007