We can convert string variables with non-numeric values to numeric variables in Stata using the encode or egen commands.
Stat/Transfer is my go-to software when I need to convert data from SAS or SPSS to Stata.
User-written meta-analysis commands (e.g., metan, metafunnel) must be downloaded and installed to perform meta-analysis in Stata.
We can easily change the default working directory in Stata for Linux/Unix by adding three lines of code to the profile.do file.
A simple command can increase the amount of memory allocated to Stata 10 and 11 permanently.
For Stata 11 and later, licenses are not operating system-specific – you may use the same license on machines running different operating systems. However, if you have a Stata 10 license for Windows, you must get a secondary license to install Stata for Linux. This blog post describes the latter process.