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ECON 331 - Labor Economics: Working with Variables
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Working with Variables
Other Stata Resources
A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Fifth Edition
by
Alan C. Acock
Location: Bates Reference HA32 .A26 2016
Published: 2016
The Stata Survival Manual
by
Pevalin and Robson
An introduction to Stata.
Stata Quick Guide
Cheat sheet for frequently used Stata commands.
UCLA Stats Consulting Group
Useful tutorials on Stata and other stats software.
What statistical analysis should I use?
Guide from UCLA Stats Consulting, with chart of tests by number and type of independent and dependent variables.
Resources for Learning Stata
List of educational resources compiled by the Stata Corp.
Introduction to Stata
Tutorial from the Carolina Population Center, including tutorials for complex sample survey data.
ICPSR Setup Files for Stata
How to load ICPSR data into Stata.
Data packages
import fred
Menu for importing data from FRED. An API key can be
requested
.
Quandl
App that allows you to access hundreds of free time series directly from within Stata.
World Bank wbopendata
App for importing over 3,000 series of indicators from the World Bank databases directly into Stata.
Dummy Variables
Stata FAQ: How do I create dummy variables?
To create dummy variables from variable
group
, you may use
tab group, gen(g)
, or use a factor variable, e.g.
regress x y i.group
Dummy Variables - International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science
A little bit about what dummy variables are for.
Using Dummy Variables - Princeton DSS
Why you shouldn't be alarmed if one of your dummy variables disappears.
Weights
Choosing the Correct Weight Syntax
Probability weight? Frequency weight? What? Find out the difference.
Stata Help: Weights
Most Stata commands can include your weight variable. This help page provides some examples.
Adjusting for Inflation
cpigen
Install using "ssc install cpigen." Adds a consumer price index variable to your dataset.
Consumer Price Indexes (FRED)
If cpigen doesn't have the years or series that you want, you can also get CPI data from FRED and merge it to your data yourself.
Time Series
Time Series in Stata (PDF)
tsset Help
Before using a time series analysis, tsset tells Stata how your time variable is stored.
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