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At the time of writing this
article, there were well over 1,000 Stata packages available from SSC, with more being added all
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the time. Numerous books have been written about using Stata and are available at
http://www.stata.com/bookstore/statapressbooks.html. For example,
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Baum (2009)
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provides a
comprehensive discussion of programming in Stata for both those just becoming familiar with
the package and expert users.
Any component in the SSC Archive may be readily inspected with a web browser, using
IDEAS' or EconPapers' search functions and if desired you may install it with one command
from the archive from within Stata.
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and
densities, regression diagnostics plots, timeseries and panel data graphs, survival analysis
graphs, ROC analysis and quality control charts (see http://www.stata.com/capabilities/
graphics.html for more information). Figure 2 presents an example of a composite graph
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produced in Stata exploring some properties of auto.dta.
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Mitchell (2008)
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is an excellent
resource for learning how to make many different types of graphs in Stata.
Figure 2: An Example of Graphical Output
The estimates suite of commands allow you to store the results of a particular
estimation for later use in a Stata session and will produce a nicelyformatted table of results.
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In the LaTeX output format,
estout can generate Greek letters, sub and superscripts, and the like. This program is available
from SSC, with extensive online help, and was described in
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2007) and at
http://repec.org/bocode/e/estout. Figure 3 provides an example of a table created using
this program.
Figure 3: An Example of Regression Outcome Formatted using the Estout Command
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