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Thirty-three Stata Tips

H. Joseph Newton and N. J. Cox (editors)
Copyright 2006
ISBN-13: 978-1-59718-018-4
Pages: 59; paperback
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Table of contents
Editors’ preface

About the book

Since 2003, the Stata Journal has included Stata Tips on special issues in data analysis with Stata. Now Thirty-three Stata Tips compiles these useful guides into a compact tome for ease of reference. In keeping with the Stata spirit, tips are from Stata users and StataCorp employees alike and will serve as guideposts for both new and experienced users.


Table of contents

Introducing Stata tips
Stata tip 1: The eform() option of regress, R. Newson
Stata tip 2: Building with floors and ceilings, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 3: How to be assertive, W. Gould
Stata tip 4: Using display as an online calculator, P. Ryan
Stata tip 5: Ensuring programs preserve dataset order, R. Newson
Stata tip 6: Inserting awkward characters in the plot, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 7: Copying and posting under Windows, S. Driver and P. Royston
Stata tip 8: Splitting time-span records with categorical time-varying covariates, B. Jann
Stata tip 9: Following special sequences, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 10: Fine control of axis title positions, P. Ryan and N. Winter
Stata tip 11: The nolog option with maximum-likelihood modeling commands, P. Royston
Stata tip 12: Tuning the plot region aspect ratio, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 13: generate and replace use the current sort order, R. Newson
Stata tip 14: Using value labels in expressions, K. Higbee
Stata tip 15: Function graphs on the fly, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 16: Using input to generate variables, U. Kohler
Stata tip 17: Filling in the gaps, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 18: Making keys functional, S. Driver
Stata tip 19: A way to leaner, faster graphs, P. Royston
Stata tip 20: Generating histogram bin variables, D. A. Harrison
Stata tip 21: The arrows of outrageous fortune, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 22: Variable name abbreviation, P. Ryan
Stata tip 23: Regaining control over axis ranges, N. Winter
Stata tip 24: Axis labels on two or more levels, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 25: Sequence index plots, U. Kohler and C. Brzinsky-Fay
Stata tip 26: Maximizing compatibility between Macintosh and Windows, M. S. Hanson
Stata tip 27: Classifying data points on scatter plots, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 28: Precise control of dataset sort order, P. Schumm
Stata tip 29: For all times and all places, C. H. Franklin
Stata tip 30: May the source be with you, N. J. Cox
Stata tip 31: Scalar or variable? The problem of ambiguous names, G. I. Kolev
Stata tip 32: Do not stop, S. P. Jenkins
Stata tip 33: Sweet sixteen: Hexadecimal formats and precision problems, N. J. Cox
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