Hello all of you Stata loving statistical analysts out there! I have great news. I am finally nearly done with the package I have been working on which provides the mechanism for Stata users to seamlessly move from Stata to R though use of my new package “RStata”!
In this package I have taken 150 of the most commonly used commands in Stata and directly mapped their syntax into R. Not only can they be called using identical syntax but they also return identical arguments to the active window. In order to accomplish this task, the package has built in dependencies on many useful R packages such as plry, ggplot2, glm, etc. So installation could take a while.
To see this new package in action, here is some sample code:
regress mpg weight c.weight#c.weight foreign
Source | SS df MS Number of obs = 74
————-+—————————— F( 3, 70) = 52.25
Model | 1689.15372 3 563.05124 Prob > F = 0.0000
Residual | 754.30574 70 10.7757963 R-squared = 0.6913
————-+—————————— Adj R-squared = 0.6781
Total | 2443.45946 73 33.4720474 Root MSE = 3.2827
mpg | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% Conf. Interval]
weight | -.0165729 .0039692 -4.18 0.000 -.0244892 -.0086567
c.weight#c.weight | 1.59e-06 6.25e-07 2.55 0.013 3.45e-07 2.84e-06
foreign | -2.2035 1.059246 -2.08 0.041 -4.3161 -.0909002
_cons | 56.53884 6.197383 9.12 0.000 44.17855 68.89913
Please note, I only have a licensed version of Stata up to version 11 so newer commands are omitted from the package.
If you would like to beta test this package or contribute to mapping additional Stata commands, you can find it and installation instructions at: