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Stata Tips #14 - Non-parametric (local-linear kernel) regression in Stata 15

What is non-parametric regression? Stata version 15 now includes a command npregress, which fits a smooth function to predict your dependent variable (endogenous variable...

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Stata Tips #13 - Import Twitter Data to Stata

Every day a large amount of data is produced. Data take on different formats and shapes; from data points to images and written words. A big source of data is social medi...

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New from the Stata Blog - Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models for policy analysis

Written by David Schenck, Senior Econometrician, this post talks about how to estimate the parameters of a DSGE model, how to create an interpret an impulse response, and...

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Stata Tips #12 - SVG graphics in Stata

Stata can now export any graphs to SVG. Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a file format with a lot of advantages for Stata users. In this post, we will outline what makes...

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New from The Stata Blog - Programming an estimation command in Stata: Writing a Java Plugin

David Drukker, Executive Director of Econometrics at StataCorp LLC has published a new post that illustrates how to plug code written in another language (like C, C++, or...

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New from The Stata Blog - Programming an estimation command in Stata: Writing a C++ plugin

David Drukker, Executive Director of Econometrics at StataCorp LLC has published a new post that illustrates how to plug code written in another language (like C, C++, or...

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How to create animated graphics to illustrate spatial spillover effects

This post shows how to create animated graphics that illustrate the spatial spillover effects generated by a spatial autoregressive (SAR) model. After reading this post, ...

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Semi-transparency in Stata graphics

With version 15, Stata has acquired a graphics feature that lots of people have been asking for over many years: semi-transparency. Any time you have lines or markers pil...

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Stata Tips #9 - Creating HTML output with community-contributed Stata commands

One of the strengths of Stata is that users can write their own commands and share them within the Stata user community. Install the contributed command and you can just ...

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Deciding between alternative approaches in macroeconomics

Abstract Macroeconomic time-series data are aggregated, inaccurate, non-stationary, collinear and rarely match theoretical concepts. Macroeconomic theories are incomplet...

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