If you’re a Stata user you must have at one point or the other made use of a community-contributed Stata command. The wonderful community of Stata users lets users easily write commands that can be made available to all users through the SSC archive or the Stata journal.

The most common examples about the beauty of these commands discuss how easy they make a treatment-effects estimation, manipulating complicated data, making elegant graphs, econometric modelling, working with spatial data and other complex tasks. However, one often ignored type of user-written commands are the ones that make coding on Stata fun! I’m…

Prashansa Srivastava

Self proclaimed bluestocking, famed anti-socialite and occasional goat chaser. Currently an RA at JPAL-SA, aspiring kind human. All views are my own.

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