We are pleased to announce the release of Stata 18!
Stata 18 is now available! And it has many exciting features—there are 20 highlights! A few details are shared about some of them below, read about all the new features here.
Sales and upgrades
Our website contains all of the information you need to order and upgrade to Stata 18. Our website also enables you to request quotations and securely purchase Stata online. After purchasing Stata, our team will email you with your licence key(s) and a link to download the the relevant software package(s).
Bayesian model averaging (BMA) — Uncertain which predictors to use in your regression? Model averaging can help! Use it to account for model uncertainty in your analysis, explore influential models and predictors, obtain better predictions, and more.
Causal mediation analysis — Evaluate how the treatment affects the outcome. Estimate direct, indirect, and total effects. Fit models for continuous, binary, and count outcomes and mediators.
Tables of descriptive statistics — The new dtable command creates a table of descriptive statistics. You can select which statistics you want to report for each variable; select from the mean, standard deviation, median, interquartile range, percentage, proportion, and many others. You can also easily compare statistics across categories of another variable. Tables created by dtable can be customized in many ways—statistics to be reported, numeric and string formats, notes, titles, labels, and more. The table can be exported directly to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, HTML, Markdown, PDF, LaTeX, SMCL, or plain text.
All-new graph style — Graphs in Stata 18 have a new look. The new default graph scheme (or, the new appearance for Stata graphs) includes the following much-requested features:
- White background
- Wider aspect ratio
- Updated colour palette with bright colours
- Dynamic legend placement for certain graphs
- Horizontal y-axis labels
- And more…
And there is more, much more. You can read about all the new features on our website.