Course Details and Schedule

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.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • 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
Course information
Intended audience Those with some basic experience of Stata, who wish to further develop their data manipulation skills and use Stata effectively in a project
Prior knowledge Those with some prior experience of Stata (such as from Stata: An introduction to data access and management), who are also comfortable working in .do files rather than using menus
Resources A course book must be purchased when you attend the course (included in the Cost below)
Software Stata 13.0
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Where next? Stata: Statistical, survey and graphical analyses
Taught using:
Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

What you will need:

Computer and software are provided. There is limited space for any device you use for note taking.


Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.