This course covers many of the most commonly used and most useful commands for more complex (and more realistic) data manipulation and analysis.
Some previous experience of Stata is necessary - equivalent to "Stata: Introduction to data access and management". Participants will be guided to work in .do files, and will be expected to follow closely and replicate the work of the Stata instructor.
- Common elements in setting up a .do file
- Setting up libraries in syntax using global macros
- Keeping a .log file
- Intermediate data manipulation commands (egen, move, order, aorder, tostring, destring)
- Commands which change the shape of the data (append, merge, reshape, duplicates, collapse, xpose)