Recently I decided to organize a webinar to teach STATA. At first I was a little apprehensive because the last time I used STATA it required a lot of programming knowledge and I wasn’t up for the challenge. Back in the day, you had to know the exact code to import a file into STATA. You had remember the phrases and syntax for regression, descriptives, etc. It was a lot of work. And it wasn’t something you could just pick-up. Fast forward to this month…..
…There are a lot of improvements with the software. I am very impressed with it. It is very easy to perform statistical modeling in STATA. The interface allows you to pull the necessary codes for your purposes. You do not have to memorize endless strings of code. It reminds me of a hybrid between R and SPSS. It has the command prompt as you would see in R. And it gives you the statistical features of SPSS without having to know code. But the system gives you the option of learning it as you go…cool stuff!
I am giving a two hour mini-course in STATA on July 14th 2018. It’s a good opportunity to learn the language, possibly practice the code , and add something new to your resume. It’s worth checking out!
-Moore to follow Amy