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A brief introduction to Stata

Welcome to Stata

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Stata is a very popular general purpose statistical software package for data management, graphing, and statistical analyses. Stata is a paid-for program developed and operated by StataCorp that works on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

WHY use Stata?

Stata is a powerful tool that is well suited for large datasets and detailed analysis. There are a 'point-click' and coding options, with the Stata programming language that is known for its ease of use. There is a strong community of researchers and programmers that continuously contribute to the program through packages or updates. There is even an peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the program called Stata Journal

HOW is Stata used for data analysis?

Below are areas that Stata can be used for data analysis. 

  • Data management
  • Statistical analysis
  • Graphics
  • Simulations
  • Regression
  • Custom programming (including network analysis)

Download Stata

Effective August 31st, 2020, remote access to Stata will only be available to GSU students, faculty, and staff by using the GSU vLab:

Users who need a Stata license for use on their personal or university workstation will need to contact their department or purchase a license on their own.