Getting Help When Working with Stata

Updated: Jan 15, 2020

When working with Stata there are times that you are going to need some help.  Stata has a wide variety of help options.  There are the 14,000+ pages of documentation included with each Stata licence.  There is also the built in help function, and then there are the online help resources.

Here are some ways to get help:

at the Stata command pane type:

help (name the command for which you need help) e.g

You can come to this website –

There are a variety of YouTube videos – see

If you don’t have the manuals on your computer you can also find them for versions 13, 14 and 15 at

There is the StataList, which is a service for Stata users to post questions and share information on Stata.  On StataList you can browse as a guest and then log-in as a registered user to post comments back to other users.  If you have a challenge, there are senior Stata users that regularly provide comments and answers back to users of StataList.  You can find it at

Stata Press also publish more than 20 books to help users of Stata.  The full list of books can be found at

If you still can’t resolve – you can also call us on 02 6247 0177 or drop us an email at and we can try to resolve it.

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