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This month, our latest edition of Stata Tips, Timberlake Group Technical Director, Dr. George Naufal shares his thoughts and insight on the Project Manager features available in Stata.


Often researchers find themselves collaborating on empirical projects. Colleagues at research and government institutions frequently work together on data based projects. From analysing the data to presenting the findings, it is not uncommon to create several files of different types: data files, data visualisation files, log files, do-files and output files. Depending on the size of the data and the scope of the project, the number of generated files could be substantial (hundreds if not even thousands).

Project Manager in Stata offers the capability to integrate all of the files from a specific project (or even multiple projects) into one location that can easily be shared among collaborators. ‎Project manager includes the option to filter following filenames; create folders within folders and to open files within Stata.

Project Manager is not only ideal for collaborations between researchers, it is also a great tool for the classroom. Instructors can organise their data sets, do-files for practical exercises, exams and even lecture notes.

With the rich documentation in Stata 13, you can learn more about how to organise your empirical projects using the Project Manager.

Additionally, all of our Stata public attendance training courses also teach users to get the most out of the the Project Manager. In beginner courses, our course instructors help delegates organise and edit data, while more advanced topics identify how users can collaborate on single and multiple projects.

Project Manager tour video TOUR OF PROJECT MANAGER

Explore the new Project Manager in Stata 13. The Project Manager allows us to easily organize, view, and edit our data, programs and graphs.