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Taking Your Stata Programming Skills To The Next Level: Developing And Modifying Stata Ado Files

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 file, introducing participants to more specific programming concepts (such as arguments, local subroutines and the temporary storing of results) and Stata’s programming commands tokenizemacro 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 specific 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.

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 Stata commands for least squares and maximum-likelihood estimators.

It is assumed that participants have a sound working knowledge of Stata and are familiar with the concepts and Stata commands treated in our introductory Stata Programming course: A Little bit of Programming goes an Awfully Long Way..

SESSION I: PROGRAMMING BASICS | A QUICK REVIEW

Macros

Global macros
Local macros

Scalars and matrices
Temporary objects
Looping
Branching

 

SESSION II: WRITING STATA PROGRAMS

Programming in Stata
Do-files and ADO-files
Writing and modifying a Stata program
Programs without arguments
Programs with positional arguments
Programs with named positional arguments
Storing and retrieving program results
Programs with arguments using the “syntax” construct
Using tokenize and macro shift
ADO-files
Implementing program options
The return statements
Sample restriction with marksample and markout
Making a command “byable
The use of sortpreserve
Writing an rclass ADO-file
Implementing program options
Sample restrictions with marksample
The usefulness of markout
Make a program “byable
The use of sortpreserve
Writing an eclass ADO-file
More on storing results in e()
eclass program template
Temporarily destroying the data in memory
Local sub-routines

 

SESSION III: STATA MATRIX CAPABILITIES

Stata matrix commands
Stata matrix input and output
Matrix input from Stata estimation results
Stata matrix subscripts and combining matrices
Matrix operators
Matrix functions
Defining a macro by a matrix function
Matrix accumulation commands

 

SESSION IV: PROGRAMMING ESTIMATORS

 

Programming Linear Least Squares estimation
Programming Maximum Likelihood estimation
Some examples

 

COURSE REFERENCES

An Introduction to Stata Programming, Christopher F. Baum, Second Edition, StataPress 2016

We are currently putting the finishing touches to our 2022 training calendar. We therefore ask that you re-visit our website periodically or contact us at formazione@tstat.it should the dates for the course which you are interesting in following not yet be published. You will then be contacted via email as soon as the dates are available.

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We are currently putting the finishing touches to our 2022 training calendar. We therefore ask that you re-visit our website periodically or contact us at formazione@tstat.it should the dates for the course which you are interesting in following not yet be published. You will then be contacted via email as soon as the dates are available.