Learn how to communicate your data with Stata's powerful graphics features. This course will introduce different kinds of graphs and demonstrate how to use them for exploratory data analysis. Topics include how to use graphs to check model assumptions; how to format, save, and export your graphs for publication using the Graph Editor; how to create custom graph schemes; how to create complex graphs by layering and combining multiple graphs; how to use margins and marginsplot; and more. Bonus material includes information on user-written graph commands and useful data management tools.
Note: This course is platform independent. You can use Stata on Windows, Mac or Linux.
Lesson 1: Getting to know your data using graphs
Lesson 2: Understanding your results using graphs
Note: There is a one-week break between the posting of Lessons 2 and 3; however, course leaders are available for discussion.
Lesson 3: Formatting graphs for publication
Lesson 4: Advanced graphs: How to layer and combine multiple graphs
Note: The previous four lessons constitute the core material of the course. The following material is optional and introduces user-written graphic commands and useful data management tools.
Appendix: Data management tools useful for graphing data