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Imagining a Stata / Python combination

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  • James Fiedler

    () (Universities Space Research Association)

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There are occasions when a task is difficult in Stata, but fairly easy in a more general programming language. Python is a popular language for a range of uses. It is easy to use, has many high-quality packages, and programs can be written relatively quickly. Is there any advantage in combining Stata and Python within a single interface? Stata already offers support for user-written programs, which allow extensive control over calculations, but somewhat less control over graphics. Also, except for specifying output, the user has minimal programmatic control over the user interface. Python can be used in ways that allow more control over the interface and graphics, and in so doing provide roundabout methods for satisfying some user requests (e.g., transparency levels in graphics and the ability to clear the results window). My talk will explore these ideas, present a possible method for combining Stata and Python, and give examples to demonstrate how this combination might be useful.

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  • James Fiedler, 2012. "Imagining a Stata / Python combination," SAN12 Stata Conference 6, Stata Users Group.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:scon12:6
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