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    Stata for Windows


    This application is KeyServed and requires KeyAccess be installed on your computer, as well as a connection to the Dartmouth network each time you run Stata.

    Install JMP or JMP Pro on Mac


    The most current version of JMP is 13.

    1. Download the software installers and license file needed for JMP.

    Install JMP or JMP Pro on Windows


    Annual license installers for Windows contain the files needed to run in 32-bit mode and in 64-bit mode. On 32-bit PCs, the installer will only install 32-bit files. On 64-bit PCs, you will be prompted to install either 32-bit or 64-bit files.

    The 13_0 in the steps below is the version number, which will change in future releases.

    Stata for Macintosh OS X


    This application is KeyServed and requires KeyAccess be installed on your computer, as well as a connection to the Dartmouth network each time you run Stata. If not on campus, you will need to establish a VPN connection.

    Statistical Software Support


    Statistical computing covers the use of statistics and supported statistical packages on all of Information, Technology & Consulting's public systems, including UNIX, Macintosh, and Windows platforms.

    Supported packages include Stata, SPSS, SAS and R. Support not only includes accessing and installing these packages, but also includes assistance with the program basics, writing code, and choosing appropriate analyses. In addition, we can help you with transferring data between applications or platforms.

    Install ArcGIS Desktop on Windows


    Notes: ArcGIS Desktop runs only on Windows machines. In the steps below, the file version number may change as new software is released.

    Reading and Converting Data to Stata


    How do I read data from an Excel spreadsheet into Stata?

    Stata Commands


    General Commands

    • clear - clears data out of memory.
    • search - searches Stata help for matching strings. This allows you to find help on command statements and return codes which appear alongside of error messages. If you make a mistake with a Stata command, it may return an error message along with a return code {for example, r(199)}. The search command can be used to get a more detailed description of the return code.
    • generate - computes a new variable based on an expression.

    Stata Log Files


    Log files keep a record of the command statements you enter and Stata's output. Specifying a filename saves the log to a file; saving as a log format rather than the default SMCL format will allow you to open the log in other applications (such as Microsoft Word or Notepad).

    A log file can be opened or started in two ways:

    Stata Data Files


    Stata can read the following filetypes:

    .dta - a data file in Stata format
    .txt - data in ASCII (text) format
    .raw - data in ASCII (text) format
    .xls - a data file in Excel format

    Different command statements are used to load data sets in different file formats. Most commonly you'll issue the use command to read Stata formatted data sets.


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