A Gentile Introduction to Stata's Programming Language: MATA  - ONLINE

A Gentile Introduction to Stata's Programming Language: MATA - ONLINE

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Professional training

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D-IN19-OL

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Certificate of participation

Study Options

Part Time

Fees

Regular fees: 890 - 1685 EUR

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Please note:

  • To be eligible for student prices, participants must provide proof of their full-time student status for the current academic year.
  • Fees are subject to VAT (applied at the current Italian rate of 22%). Under current EU fiscal regulations, VAT will not however applied to companies, Institutions or Universities providing a valid tax registration number. 
  • The number of participants is limited to 8. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. The course will be officially confirmed, when at least 5 individuals are enrolled. 
  • Course fees cover: teaching materials (handouts, Stata do-files, program templates and datasets to use during the course), a temporary course licence of Stata valid for 30 days from the beginning of the course.

 

Funding Options

Students have access to discounted courses fees

Mata is Stata's powerful extremely FAST programming language, similar to R, Matlab and GAUSS. One of the main drawbacks in learning Mata however, is that the Reference Manual, whilst extremely detailed, offers little advice on how Mata can be actively implemented. The objective of Our Gentile Introduction to Mata course is therefore to offer participants a softer, but nonetheless extensive introduction into Mata’s programming capabilities. The opening sessions offer a “guided tour of Mata” focusing on general considerations, such as when the use of Mata is either justified or warranted and offering participants an essential overview of Mata’s syntax and it's principle commands. Later sessions illustrate Mata’s functions, built-in libraries and how Mata’s operators (such as functions, pointers and structures) and code can be effectively integrated in both user written and official Stata routines to obtain significant increases in the speed in which Stata is able to execute your work.

Program:

  • Session I :   A Guided Tour - part 1
  • Session II:   A Guided Tour - part 2
  • Session III:  Mata'a Functions
  • Session IV:  Advanced Programming
  • Session V :  Optimization

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Prerequisites:

A good knowledge of  Stata do files programming and a basic knowledge of ado files programming is required. The knowledge of alternative “low-level” and matrix programming languages may greatly enhance the understanding of more advanced topics like pointers, structures and classes.

Target Audience:

Researchers in any field interested in learning Stata’s programming matrix language. Ph.D. students and researchers interested in extending their existing knowledge of Mata.

Course Duration:

This training course will be offered ONLINE on a part-time basis from the 31st May 2021 to the 4th June 2021 from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm Central European Time (CET). 

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, it is expected that participants will be able to independently implement the techniques learnt during the course in order be able to use Mata to work more effectively in Stata. 

Course Structure:

This course is, by its nature, to be considered very much a “hands-on/applied training course”. Throughout the course, theoretical sessions are reinforced by practical examples, in which the course tutor discusses and highlights potential pitfalls and the advantages of individual programming techniques.

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Posted on

Start Date

End Date

Application Deadline

Type

Professional training

Reference Number

D-IN19-OL

Certifications & Titles

Certificate of participation

Study Options

Part Time

Fees

Regular fees: 890 - 1685 EUR

Comment:

Please note:

  • To be eligible for student prices, participants must provide proof of their full-time student status for the current academic year.
  • Fees are subject to VAT (applied at the current Italian rate of 22%). Under current EU fiscal regulations, VAT will not however applied to companies, Institutions or Universities providing a valid tax registration number. 
  • The number of participants is limited to 8. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. The course will be officially confirmed, when at least 5 individuals are enrolled. 
  • Course fees cover: teaching materials (handouts, Stata do-files, program templates and datasets to use during the course), a temporary course licence of Stata valid for 30 days from the beginning of the course.

 

Funding Options

Students have access to discounted courses fees