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Efficient and effective management of big databases in Stata

Giovanni Marin ()

Italian Stata Users' Group Meetings 2014 from Stata Users Group

Abstract: This presentation will manage the description of methods of handling large datasets in Stata effectively and efficiently. The course will be based on general considerations of issues related to the management of large datasets on practical examples of specific datasets. We will cover the following topics: i) Basic information about the sizes of variables in Stata; ii) How to import datasets in different formats from .dta; iii) Reshaping of datasets in Stata; iv) Basics of relational databases; v) Methods for combining multiple datasets; vi) Suggestions to optimize the storage of large datasets.

Date: 2014-11-13
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