What Stata Looks Like
When you open Stata, the program looks like this:
This page briefly describes what each window is for.
The main window is the big box in the middle of the screen. This window is the output window that displays the statistical outputs and results of all analytical procedures.
The small box below the main window is the Command line. This is where you can directly enter a command. We'll explain what commands are and how you use them later. For large research projects, you should use a Do File to keep track of all your commands, which will also be discussed later.
On the left side of the screen is the Review window. This keeps track of all the commands you have entered.
To the top right is the variables list. This is where you can see what variables are available in the dataset. These variables are pulled from the datase that you import into Stata. We'll explain how to import data later.
Finally, to the bottom left is the properties window. If you click on a variable from the variables list, the properties window will display basic information about that variable.