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Guide to resource on statistical packages like SPSS, Stata, SAS, and R
Last Updated: Apr 3, 2014 URL: http://guides.library.upenn.edu/stat_packages Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Software Availability

Lab computers with SPSS, SAS, Stata, and R are available at Van Pelt and other libraries, as well as the Undergraduate and Graduate Data Analysis Labs in the McNeil Building.

Student, faculty, and staff of the University can buy Stata at a discount.

Stat Transfer is available at UDAL.

Links to Workshop Modules

Selected modules from the UCLA Stat Consulting Group's Stata 11 tutorials.

 

Quick Guide

Learning about Stata

Stata has both command line and point-and-click interfaces, with an intuitive syntax.

It comes in different flavors based on capabilities: Stata/SE (up to 32,767 variables) and Stata/IC (up to 2,047 variables).

How To

Data packages

The Stata community has developed numerous ado files that add functionality to Stata. Below are listed ado files that import data into Stata automatically.

  • Quandl
    Time-series datasets from over 400 sources.
  • World Bank wbopendata  
      
    Allows Stata users to download over 3,000 series of indicators from the World Bank databases.
 

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