J. Scott Long
Published December 10, 2008
Reference - 379 Pages
ISBN 9781597180474 - CAT# N10091
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The Workflow of Data Analysis Using Stata, by J. Scott Long, is an essential productivity tool for data analysts. Long presents lessons gained from his experience and demonstrates how to design and implement efficient workflows for both one-person projects and team projects. After introducing workflows and explaining how a better workflow can make it easier to work with data, Long describes planning, organizing, and documenting your work. He then introduces how to write and debug Stata do-files and how to use local and global macros. After a discussion of conventions that greatly simplify data analysis the author covers cleaning, analyzing, and protecting data.
Introduction. Planning, Organizing, and Documenting. Writing and Debugging Do-Files. Automating Your Work. Names, Notes, and Labels. Cleaning Your Data. Analyzing Data and Presenting Results. Protecting Your files. References.