# Useful Programs for Soc. 708

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```					Useful Programs for Soc. 708

Stata
Word
LaTeX
Excel
Stata
• One of several statistical programs
– SPSS
– SAS
–R
• Soc. department tends to use Stata
• Homework for this class uses it
Stata: Getting Access
• Computer labs
– Odum Institute lab in Manning
•   All computers have Stata
•   Short courses
•   Field trip, end of this class!
– Sociology lab Hamilton (Room 228/207)
• Non-Soc grad. Students: email me name & onyen!
• Computers have Stata
– Health Sciences library (possibly)
Stata: Getting Access
• Remote access
• Citrix – http://oasis.unc.edu/
• [Demonstration]
• Most people will be fine with using the lab
• A few people will end up buying Stata
eventually
Using Stata
• Who has used it?

• Who has used any statistical program?
Using Stata
Using Stata
•   Variables
•   Command window
•   Results window
•   Review
Using Stata
Using Stata
Using Stata
Stata Resources
• This class
– Lecture notes
– Stata notes for each module
– Hamilton book
• Odum Institute workshop ! ! !
September 30 – October 02 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Handouts on the web
Word
Mathematical symbols, Greek letters…
• Insert/Symbol and choose one by one
Or try…
• Insert/Object/Microsoft Equation 3.0

Superscripting, subscripting…
• Format/Font and choose
• As you type: Ctrl-shift-+ to superscript123
Word
Tables
• Create table
– Toolbar
– Table/Insert … choose # of rows and columns
• Format table
– Right click and change line appearance
LaTeX
• High quality symbols, letters, etc.
– E.g., Syllabus created in LaTeX
• Involves programming; high “start-up cost”
• May be worth it for some people (markup
• Available at Odum Institute lab
– (lab consultant Jamie Monogan can help)
Excel
• Math functions
– Sum
– “=“ at beginning of column indicates function
– Copy functions
• Cut and paste tables from Excel
• Entering data
– [Demo, if time: enter qaire data then
transpose columns]