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Name Stata .do Command File
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1598
Classification Text (Unstructured)
Description Stata .do command files are optional text files used with in Stata, a research data analysis and statistical software package. Stata users can compile commands for Stata to run into a .do file, rather than typing them via the keyboard. This means commands do not have to be typed over and over again, and sets of commands can be reproduced at a later date. Such files are called .do files because the command that causes them to be executed is ‘do’. These files can be generated using a standard text editor, or the do-file editor which is built into Stata.
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Related file formats None.
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Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by StataCorp / StataCorp
Source Yale University Library / Yale University Library
Source date 19 Jan 2022
Source description  
Last updated 19 Feb 2022
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