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Stata: Data Analysis and Statistical Software: Getting Started with Stata

This guide is intended to introduce users to STATA data analysis and statistical software.


Welcome to the Main Library and Scholarly Commons Library Guide for Stata Data Analysis and Statistical Software at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This guide provides users with an introduction and resources to become familiar with Stata

As of August 2018, the Scholarly Commons hosts Stata/SE version 12.


What is Stata?

Stata is a powerful statistical software that enables users to analyze, manage, and produce graphical visualizations of data. It is primarily used by researchers in the fields of economics, biomedicine, and political science to examine data patterns. It has both a command line and graphical user interface making the use of the software more intuitive. See the video below for a quick tour of the Stata interface.

Learn Stata


Creative Commons License

Except where otherwise indicated, original content in this guide is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 license. You are free to share, adopt, or adapt the materials. We encourage broad adoption of these materials for teaching and other professional development purposes, and invite you to customize them for your own needs. 

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