# Which of the following is a shortcut for the command describe in Stata?

## Which of the following is a shortcut for the command describe in Stata?

F1

Or you can just press F1. describe is the Stata command to report the contents of data loaded into memory. It is explained in [D] describe.

## Does Stata Save command history?

The results of all of your commands will be saved in the log file (for this example, c:dissert. log ).

**What is a Stata command?**

Most Stata commands are verbs. They tell Stata to do something: summarize, tabulate, regress, etc. Normally the command itself comes first and then you tell Stata the details of what you want it to do after. Many commands can be abbreviated: sum instead of summarize, tab instead of tabulate, reg instead of regress.

### What Stata command gives a variable list and key facts about variables?

The describe command gives information about how the variable is stored in Stata, while the codebook provides diverse information, including the type of variable, range, frequent values, amount of missing, etc.

### Do file shortcuts?

Here are some keystrokes: ctrl-N — new file ctrl-O — Open ctrl-S — Save ctrl-shift-S — Save As ctrl-shift-Y — Select Line ctrl-Y — Delete Line ctrl-U — Change Case (on selected text) ctrl-I — Shift Right ctrl-shift-I — Shift Left F3 — Find Next ctrl-H — Replace ctrl-F — Find ctrl-L — Go to Line ctrl-B — …

**Do files in Stata?**

The do-file contains the Stata commands that you wish to execute. Executing a do-file is the same as executing a series of commands interactively, only you have a permanent record of your commands. This allows you to quickly reproduce work you have already done and go from there.

#### What is the command for summary statistics in Stata?

Stata provides the summarize command which allows you to see the mean and the standard deviation, but it does not provide the five number summary (min, q25, median, q75, max). You can use the detail option, but then you get a page of output for every variable.

#### What is Stata?

Stata is statistical software for data science. Master your data. Broad suite of statistical features. Publication-quality graphics. Dynamic document creation. Truly reproducible research.

**What version of Stata does the Scholarly Commons use?**

As of August 2018, the Scholarly Commons hosts Stata/SE version 12. What is Stata? Stata is a powerful statistical software that enables users to analyze, manage, and produce graphical visualizations of data.

## What is the Stata library guide for the University of Illinois?

Welcome to the Main Library and Scholarly Commons Library Guide for Stata Data Analysis and Statistical Software at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This guide provides users with an introduction and resources to become familiar with Stata As of August 2018, the Scholarly Commons hosts Stata/SE version 12. What is Stata?

## Should I use loops in Stata?

Many Stata users, especially if they have experience using loops in other languages, tend to think about problems like this one in terms of looping over the panels and then over the times within each panel, but simpler and faster code avoids that.