Datasets for Stata User's Guide, Release 8

Datasets used in the Stata Documentation were selected to demonstrate the use of Stata. Datasets were sometimes altered so that a particular feature could be explained. Do not use these datasets for analysis purposes.

Download instructions:

  • click on a file to download it to a local folder on your machine
  • alternatively, you can first establish an Internet connection, and then, in Stata's Command window type

      . webuse filename, clear

    to use the file. You could then save the file with Stata's save command.

Chapter 3 - A brief description of Stata

Chapter 7 - Setting the size of memory

Chapter 9 - Stata's sample datasets

Chapter 11 - Error messages and return codes

Chapter 14 - Language syntax

Chapter 15 - Formats: controlling how data are displayed

Chapter 17 - Matrix expressions

Chapter 18 - Printing and preserving output

Chapter 19 - Do-files

Chapter 21 - Programming Stata

Chapter 23 - Estimation and post-estimation commands

Chapter 26 - Commands for dealing with strings

Chapter 28 - Commands for dealing with categorical variables

Chapter 30 - Overview of survey estimation

StataCorp gratefully acknowledges that some datasets in the Reference Manuals are proprietary and have been used in our printed documentation with the express permission of the copyright holders. If any copyright holder believes that by making these datasets available to the public, StataCorp is in violation of the letter or spirit of any such agreement, please contact and any such materials will be removed from this web page.