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Statistical Software: Stata

Guide to resource on statistical packages like SPSS, Stata, SAS, and R

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.

Stata offers discounted licenses for college students and for Penn faculty and staff.

Stat Transfer is available at UDAL.

Links to Workshop Modules

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

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.

Penn Libraries Books on Stata