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Data Analysis with Stata

Frequently Asked Questions

Stata is installed in all ND computer clusters. Faculty/staff may install ND's Stata license from OIT's website but only onto ND-owned computers. To get Stata onto your personal computer, there is no other option but to buy a personal license (students get discounted pricing).

order var1 var2 var3
where var1, var2 and var3 are the variables to be ordered from left to right.

describe
To view the attributes of particular variables, e.g. var1 and var2: describe var1 var2

For numeric variables, the default character for missing values is ., a period. For string variables, the default character for missing values is "", a blank. For more information, refer to this help page.