1. Baum, Schaffer, and Stillman answer the question “What is Stata, and why should it be the package of choice for applied econometric research?” in “Using Stata for Applied Research: Reviewing its Capabilities”.
3. This site by German Rodriguez provides an introduction to Stata with emphasis on data management and graphics.
4. Here is a link to a 42-page introduction to Stata—from basics to Mata—by Austin Nichols (2007).
5. Following the examples on this page is helpful for those who want to learn the basics of Stata graphics
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