Stata (pronounced either STATE-uh or STAT-uh) is a powerful software package capable of advanced statistical analysis and graphic representation of data.
Since its release in 1985, researchers across a range of fields--from economics and sociology to epidemiology and public policy--have gravitated toward Stata's elegant design and intuitive workflow. Today it is compatible with Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Unix. Supported by an active user base, a popular web forum, annual conferences, and a dedicated scholarly journal, Stata continues to advance in exciting new directions.
Whether you are a Stata newbie seeking a simple introduction or an experienced user pursuing esoteric analyses, this collection of videos, tutorials, walkthroughs, expert advice, and other resources should serve as a solid point of departure.
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Accessing the Software - explains how Vanderbilt University users may access, use, and/or purchase the software
Academic Tutorials & Workshops - provides links to instructional programs maintained by colleges and universities
O'Reilly Courses - introduces asynchronous instructional video courses on Stata that are free to VU users
StataCorp Courses - provides information on StataCorp's official, paid instructional courses
Videos: Getting Acquainted with Stata - includes a selection of instructional videos for users just getting started in Stata
Videos: Managing Data - covers topics like data management, dataset manipulation, and variable transformation
Videos: Putting Stata to Work - collects videos detailing data visualization and regression analysis tasks
Stata Documentation - reviews Stata's >17,000 pages of documentation
Statalist - provides information on Stata's official online discussion forum, Statalist
Blogs - collects Stata-related blogs
Stata Journal - links to and describes Stata's quarterly peer-reviewed periodical
Conferences - explores Stata conferences in the United States and abroad
Quick Links - reprints all links that appear in this guide