Stata Class Notes
The Fabulous Fifties


Stata has a lot of commands (around 500 depending on how you count them). Putting aside the statistical commands that might particularly interest you, here are 50 some odd commands everyone should know:

Category Stata commands
Getting on-line help help
search
Operating-system interface pwd
cd
sysdir
mkdir
dir / ls
erase
copy
type
Using and saving data from disk use
clear
save
append
merge
compress
Inputting data into Stata input
edit
infile
infix
insheet
The Internet and Updating Stata update
net
ado
news
Basic data reporting describe
codebook
inspect
list
browse
count
assert
summarize
table
tabulate
Data manipulation generate
replace
egen
recode
rename
drop
keep
sort
encode
decode
order
by
reshape
Formatting format
label
Keeping track of your work log
notes
Convenience display

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