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Stata and the newcomer


  • Svend Juul

    (Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Aarhus, Denmark)


During a long history with a lot of people involved, Stata has grown and flourished. It seems, however, that the needs of the newcomer don't get the attention they deserve. I switched from SPSS to Stata three years ago, and I am happy now, but I still remember my initial troubles. Also, when teaching Stata to new users, I see them repeatedly encounter the same problems and difficulties. During the presentation, I will demonstrate some shortcomings of Stata for new users. I will also give constructive suggestions for improvements. Some of the current problems, and some suggestions on how to overcome them, can be seen in my booklet "Introduction to Stata"; download it from

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  • Svend Juul, "undated". "Stata and the newcomer," German Stata Users' Group Meetings 2004 11, Stata Users Group.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:dsug04:11

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