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14 November 2013
Subotnick Financial Services Center, Zicklin School of Business
Baruch College, CUNY Information and Technology Building
151 E. 25th Street. New York, NY 10010
Prof. Frank LoPresti, New York University
Stata  Stata Release 13  



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Course overview

Timberlake Consultants invite you to attend the following 1-day, hands-on course to be held in New York.

This course will provide an introduction to Stata 13. This course will provide an immersion into programming and Stata. Formal computing language concepts will be presented. Exercises involving these constructs will be programmed by the participants. Special Stata programming and statistical features will be discussed and utilized. This one-day course is intended for the scientist needing the programming and data management skills necessary to independently work with the advanced statistical tools available in Stata. It will prepare new Stata users for advanced courses. Topics to be covered include basic Stata commands, data cleaning, and missing data imputation.

The course is designed for new or beginner-level users of Stata.


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  • Quick-start introductory Stata session with discussion and programming asides on environment, do and ado files and documentation
  • Discussion of data types, data attributes and formats
  • Exercises will involve importing data, managing, reshaping and merging data files
  • Formal discussion of logical expressions, operators, operator precedence and functions
  • Example command sequences will be programmed
  • Pre/Postfix commands, working across variables and subsetting
  • Working with missing values, and an overview of statistical tests and graphics


  • Prefix commands for dummy variables and then regression will lead to using returned results in programming exercises
  • Jackknifed, bootstrapped and Monte Carlo tests will be performed
  • Extensions to generate (egen) will be introduced
  • Grouping and aggregating
  • Several methods of missing value analysis and imputation will be introduced
  • Complex survey designs will lead to using weights in statistical procedures
  • The time series environment will be introduced along with some graphics
  • Creating thematic maps for data visualization


  • Sample Stata session
  • Descriptive information and statistics
  • Getting Help
  • Pre/postfix commands
  • Using the postfix if
  • Logical expressions
  • Stats 101 chart, Sample of Stata commands
  • Graphics
  • Reading data into Stata and introduction to date variables
  • Data management
  • Restructuring/reshaping datasets
  • Egen commands
  • Additional functions
  • Cleaning data
  • Imputing missing values
  • Some prefix commands (brief introductions)
    • for dummy variables
    • regressions
    • for complex sampling design
    • for time series
    • for linear mixed models
    • Bootstrapping
  • Creating thematic maps for data visualization


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The principal lecturer

Frank LoPresti is on the adjunct faculty of the New York University Medical School. As a scientist at NYU and now as a Senior Faculty Technical Specialist in the NYU Data Service Studio he lectures and consults on Stata, SAS and many other statistical packages. He has taught many programming and mathematics courses. His has worked on many research projects at Cornell University, at NYU and for New York City as the statistical programmer and database administrator.


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Cost (per participant):

Commercial / Government $700.00
Academics / Non-profit Research $525.00
Student registrations $275.00
  • A 20% discount is applied to early registrations (registrations made more than 6 weeks in advance of the course start date)
  • All costs exclude local taxes, where applicable
  • Late Registrations: Registrations made within 6-weeks before the start of the course
  • Student registrations: Attendees must provide proof of full time student status at the time of booking to qualify for student registration rate (valid student ID card or authorised letter of enrollment)
  • Additional discounts are available for multiple registrations
  • Cost includes course materials, lunch, refreshments and the use of computers (please advise us if you have any dietary requirements)

The number of delegates is restricted. Please register early to guarantee your place.

If you need assistance in locating hotel accommodation in the region, please notify us at at the time of booking.


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We welcome delegates to find out more and register for the course by contacting our sales and training team either by email: info@timberlake-consultancy.com, phone: +1 908 686 1251 or by filling out an online registration form.


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Terms & Conditions

Payment of course fees required prior to the course start date.

Registration closes 5-calendar days prior to the start of the course.

  • 100% fee returned for cancellations made over 28-calendar days prior to start of the course
  • 50% fee returned for cancellations made 14-calendar days prior to the start of the course
  • No fee returned for cancellations made less than 14-calendar days prior to the start of the course


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