Say that you use SPSS but wish to know how to do a particular command in Stata. For example, you want to make a new variable and know you can use the compute command to create a new variable in SPSS, but what is the equivalent (or similar) command in Stata? (By the way, there are actually three similar Stata commands, generate, replace and egen). The table below shows you five columns of information.
- SPSS commands, listed in alphabetical order
- The equivalent (or similar) Stata command(s)
- Links to UCLA web pages that illustrate the use of the Stata command
- Cross references to the Stata manual for learning more about the command (which is also hot linked to the online help for the command)
- Cross references to books that illustrate more about the command.
This table is by no means complete, and it not intended to be a complete and exhaustive reference. Instead, it is intended to be a short, simple, sweet and handy reference for SPSS users who are making the transition to Stata. We also highly recommend A Sample Stata Session (via the Stata web site) which gives you a quick overview of using Stata as well as seeing the [GS] Getting Started manual that accompanied your purchase of Stata.
- xyzcommand stands for any arbitrary Stata command
- UCLA Web Pages
- "." – no specific page exists. Try visiting the site and using the "search" command to pages that might tangentially refer to the command.
- Stata Manual Names
- [D] Data
- [R] Reference manual
- [U] Users Guide
- [MV] Multivariate Statistics
- [XT] Cross sectional time series
- Book References
- ishr – Introduction to Stata for Health Researchers by Svend Juul