I’m running a one day course with Timberlake, Stata’s UK distributors on this topic. We’ll run it next Friday the 9th of March and again later in the year (10 Aug, 6 Dec), each time at Cass Business School in the City of London. If you use one of these, and have at least had a quick look at the other, then this course is for you. I won’t introduce the software from scratch — installation etc — but I assume you are comfortable working in one of them. We’ll use RStudio as an IDE but you can apply what you learn in any R GUI, or none.
The learning outcomes are:
- understand the differences between a functional language and an imperative language
- know several strengths and weaknesses of both Stata and R
- be able to include chunks of R code inside a Stata do file and have them run from Stata
- be able to include chunks of Stata code inside an R script and have them run from R
- understand the limitations of passing data back and forth between Stata and R, and how to spot problems