Introduction to STATA

By Priya Chetty on October 12, 2016

STATA, like SPSS, is a smart data analysis tool used for data management and analysis. It is fast and easy to use, across all operating systems such as Windows, Unix and Mac. Our module is based on the Windows version of STATA 11.0. The software is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems. The standard version of the software can handle up to 2047 variables whereas the expert edition can handle data up to 32,766 variables. In this first article, I am focussing on the basic interface of the software.

Basic STATA interface

Introducing STATA and its basic interface
Basic interface of STATA
  1. Command: The window labelled command is where you type in your commands.
  2. Results: Once the command is entered the results are shown in the larger window as tagged above.
  3. Review: The history of commands entered is added in the command window of the review section.
  4. Variables: The list of variables in the data set is added in the variable window. Properties of variables are mentioned in the same window in the case of version 11.0, however, after v12.0, the properties tab has been shifted to the right-hand side corner (see figure below).
Main screen of STATA
Main Window

Priya is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Project Guru, a research and analytics firm based in Gurgaon. She is responsible for the human resource planning and operations functions. Her expertise in analytics has been used in a number of service-based industries like education and financial services.

Her foundational educational is from St. Xaviers High School (Mumbai). She also holds MBA degree in Marketing and Finance from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management, Delhi (2008).

Some of the notable projects she has worked on include:

  • Using systems thinking to improve sustainability in operations: A study carried out in Malaysia in partnership with Universiti Kuala Lumpur.
  • Assessing customer satisfaction with in-house doctors of Jiva Ayurveda (a project executed for the company)
  • Predicting the potential impact of green hydrogen microgirds (A project executed for the Government of South Africa)

She is a key contributor to the in-house research platform Knowledge Tank.

She currently holds over 300 citations from her contributions to the platform.

She has also been a guest speaker at various institutes such as JIMS (Delhi), BPIT (Delhi), and SVU (Tirupati).



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