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.

Legend

*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