Online, Italy

Taking Your Stata Programming Skills to the Next Level

online course
when 26 March 2021 - 30 March 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 535

The objective of TStat Training’s more advanced course is to provide participants with the programming commands and options required to autonomously develop and modify Stata ADO files. The opening session offers a quick overview of the fundamental concepts and commands (macros, vectors, scalers, looping, branching, temporary objects, foreach, forvalues) intrinsic to successful programming development. Session two moves on to illustrate the most effective way to develop a Stata ADO fi le, introducing participants to more specific programming concepts (such as arguments, local subroutines and the temporary storing of results) and Stata’s programming commands tokenize, macro shift, marksample and markout “byable” and sortpreserve. In section three participants are introduced to Stata’s inbuilt matrix capabilities, before moving on in the final session to developing their own programs for linear and maximum likelihood estimators.

In common with TStat’s course philosophy, each session is composed of both a theoretical component (in which the programming techniques are fully explained via a series of course specifi c developed examples), and an applied (hands-on) segment, during which participants have the opportunity to implement the techniques under the watchful eye of the course tutor.

At the end of the course, it is expected that participants will be able to independently implement both the techniques learnt and personalize the ADO program templates specifically developed during the course in order to enhance the effectiveness of their research.

Target group

Researchers or professionals with a good knowledge of the introductory programming skills covered on our A Little bit of Programming goes an Awfully Long Way.. wising to take their Programming skills to the next level in order to be able to program their only Stata ADO files for data analysis and data management and to develop develop Stata commands for least squares and maximum-likelihood estimators.

Course aim

The objective of TStat Training’s more advanced course is to provide participants with the programming commands and options required to autonomously develop and modify Stata ADO files. The opening session offers a quick overview of the fundamental concepts and commands (macros, vectors, scalers, looping, branching, temporary objects, foreach, forvalues) intrinsic to successful programming development. Session two moves on to illustrate the most effective way to develop a Stata ADO fi le, introducing participants to more specific programming concepts (such as arguments, local subroutines and the temporary storing of results) and Stata’s programming commands tokenize, macro shift, marksample and markout “byable” and sortpreserve. In section three participants are introduced to Stata’s inbuilt matrix capabilities, before moving on in the final session to developing their own programs for linear and maximum likelihood estimators.

Fee info

EUR 535: Full-time students*: € 535.00
Academic: € 760.00
Commercial: € 1010.00



**To be eligible for student prices, participants must provide proof of their full-time student status for the current academic year.