If you ever found a good looking Stata figure saved as Stata’s own .gph and wondered how this was produced, you can simply look up the code that is stored in the file’s meta data.
Ever wondered how to run regressions on different datasets simulatenously on your Mac? While this is easy in Windows, you have to use the terminal to have several Stata sessions open at the same time.Continue reading
This is not really new, but still comes in handy when formatting text in Stata figures. With a relatively simple code, you can make write text bold, in italics, and even greek letters.Continue reading
Despite most sources tell that the storage type in stata should not matter, it is worth checking whether this is the case for your dataset. I just came across a situation where two identically constructed datasets (one stored in default type (float) and one stored in double) generated different output. Also before that i encountered a problem with person identifiers in the GSOEP if using the default data storage. If your dataset is not huge (with the GSOEP it still works quite ok) it might be worth to take the safe side and use
set type double
before you assemble your data set. This saves the data in the most precise way stata offers.