Thu - July 24, 2003

Generating Duration for a Process of Interests


These are a STATA do-file and a data set that show how to generate duration for a process of interest. In this case, Nikolay takes a dataset which records changes in leadership for country X for year Y as a 0/1, and generate the years a leader has been in office. This is a slightly different application of the same idea in "Expanding Observations in Uni-Based Datasets over Time"

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Wed - July 16, 2003

Setting Up Virtual Network Client (VNC)


If someone wants to use software available on the Leland servers in a Windows environment, the following file will tell them exactly what they need to do.

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Sat - July 12, 2003

Generating and Combining Multiple Graphs


This is a quick demonstration of how to 1) generate multiple graphs and 2) combine graphs in Stata 8, and combining the multiple graphs generated into a single PDF file using a UNIX utility called "ghostscript". Looking at the sample file will make more sense.

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Wed - July 2, 2003

Setting Up Your Computer to Run Stata from the Leland System


These are a bit outdated directions I wrote up for Intro Stats course on how to configure your machine to run Stata from the Leland server:

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Expanding Observations in Unit-Based Datasets over Time


We frequently need to change the unit-of-analysis in our data. For example, we need to go from country-based data sets to country-year-based data sets.

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Efficient Stata


A handy handout summarizing all the useful Stata commands

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Reshaping Panel Data (Stata)


The data we download or obtain from external sources are not in the "shape" we need them. We can use Stata (and Excel) to "reshape" the data into the form we need them.

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Basics of Database Design


Knowing how to conceptualize and design relational databases is critical to effectively managing data. This guide published by 4th Dimension—a database program company—provides a helpful introduction.

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Stanford Dissertation Style Guide


The Registrar's Office provides guidelines for how to format your dissertation. Electronic templates make your life easier.

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