# STATA's Dropdown Menus

It's time to get familiar with **STATA's 8 drop-down menus**!

An understanding of the menu items makes the program less intimidating and easier to navigate.

Here are selected functions from each of the menu items in STATA:

### File

Open and save data, graphic, do, or log files

Import and export data files Print files Exit Stata

### Edit

Copy and paste text, graphic, and tables

Set preferences of Stata

### Data

Examine and change the data

Describe Data

Data Editor (allows you to make changes to the data set)

Data browser (allows you to look at data)

Create and change variables

Sort data

Combine data set

Labels data sets and variables

Create Notes

Variable Utilities

Matrices

Other Utilities

### Graphics

Provides graphic presentations of the variables

Two-Way Graphs (line graph) Overlaid two-way graphs (one x-axis, two y-axes) Bar charts Dot charts Pie charts Histogram Box plot Scatter plot matrix Regression diagnostic plots Time series graphs Cross-sectional time-series line plot Survival analysis graphs ROC analysis Quality control More statistical graphs Table of graphs Manage graphs Change scheme/size

### Statistics

Provides various statistical tests & summarizes data

Summaries, Tables, & Tests

Binary outcomes

Ordinal outcomes

Categorical outcomes

Count outcomes

Endogenous covariates

Selection models

Generalized linear models

Non-parametric analysis

Multivariate time series

Longitudinal/panel data

Survival analysis

Observational/epidemiologic analysis

Survey data analysis

Resampling

Post estimation

other

### User

User-supplied STATA commands (download from Internet)

### Window

Navigate through different windows

Open Do-file Editor

### Help

Find solutions for STATA

Now that we understand STATA's menu items, let's learn about the buttons!