Nontechnical use of technical terms

Nontechnical use of technical terms Technical terms are becoming more and more frequent in medical research reports, especially terms developed for use in randomised trials. Without methodological insights, it is becoming increasingly harder to distinguish between observational and experimental studies (1). Parts of this usage probably reflect spin but not all. For example, terms such… Continue reading Nontechnical use of technical terms

Including a python function in a Stata do-file

Including a python function in a Stata do-file When programming Stata, it is, in some cases, necessary to call an ado file from within a do file, for example in order to calculate p-values and confidence intervals with the information from an estimation command. An alternative can then be to include a python function in… Continue reading Including a python function in a Stata do-file

Stata and SQLite

Stata and SQLite For those familiar with SQL, Stata’s lack of SQL support (apart from ODBC) can be perceived as a problem. However, Stata’s integration with Python offers a solution. Here are examples with one Stata script for exporting data to an SQLite database and another one for querying an existing SQLite database. In each… Continue reading Stata and SQLite