The German Stata Users Group Meeting takes place on Friday, 22 June 2018 at the Universität Konstanz.
There will also be an optional workshop on 21 June.

The meeting will provide Stata users from across Germany and the world the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and information on new applications of the software. Everybody who is interested in using Stata is welcome.

The conference language will be English because of the international nature of the meeting and the participation of non-German guest speakers.


09:00 – 09:15 Registration

09:15 – 09:30 Welcome

09:30 – 10:30 From 3 to 15: Milestones, Dead Ends, Prospects. A subjective review of Stata’s history
Ulrich Kohler (University of Potsdam)

10:30 – 11:00 Customizing Stata graphs made easy
Ben Jann (University of Bern)

11:00 – 11:30 Specifying appropriate null models with longitudinal CFAs
Sven O. Spieß (Dittrich & Partner Consulting)

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee

11:45 – 12:15 SWAPGPSXY. A Tool for Interchanging GPS Coordinates
Brian W. Mandikiana (Qatar University)

12:15 – 12:45 Text mining with ngram variables
Matthias Schonlau (University of Waterloo)

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 14:15Efficient Programming in Stata and Mata II: Obtaining Non-standard Distributions for a Cointegration Test via Simulation
Daniel C. Schneider (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research)

14:15 – 14:45 How to use Stata’s sem command with small samples? New corrections for the Likelihood Ratio chi square statistic and fit indices basing on it
Wolfgang Langer (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg)

14:45 – 15:15 Making interactive presentations in Stata
Maarten Buis (University of Konstanz)

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee

15:30 – 16:00 Efficient construction of good tests using Stata
Alexander Schmidt-Catran (Goethe-University Frankfurt)

16:00 – 17:00 Efficient dynamic documents using Stata
Bill Rising (StataCorp)

17:00 – 17:15 Coffee

17:15 – 18:00 Wishes and grumbles

18:00 End of the meeting

Abtstracts of the presentations are published on the conference site at

Conference Venue

University of Konstanz
Universitätsstraße 10
Room A704

From the city center take busses 9A or 9B. For more information, see


Workshop „Graphics with Stata“

Date and PlaceThursday, June 21 2018, 9:00 – 13:00, room G310
PresenterMaarten Buis
Fees65 € both Workshops
(Workshops and Conference: 85 €)

This workshop is intended for participants who want to make the most out of graphs in Stata. Stata has very powerful graphics language, but with power comes an elaborate syntax with a lot of options. This makes it easy to get lost and overlook useful possibilities. In this workshop we will focus on building your graph step by step, and tips and tricks to create a wide range of informative graphs.

Prerequisites Basic knowledge of Stata.

Lecturer Maarten Buis is lecturer at the University of Konstanz.

Workshop “Bayesian analysis using Stata”

Date and PlaceThursday, June 21 2018, 14:00 – 18:00, room G310
PresenterYulia Marchenko
Fees65 € both Workshops
(workshops and Conference: 85 €)

This workshop covers the use of Stata to perform Bayesian analysis. Bayesian analysis is a statistical paradigm that answers research questions about unknown parameters using probability statements. For example, what is the probability that a person accused of a crime is guilty? What is the probability that the odds ratio is between 0.3 and 0.5? And many more. Such probabilistic statements are natural to Bayesian analysis because of the underlying assumption that all parameters are random quantities. In Bayesian analysis, a parameter is summarized by an entire distribution of values instead of one fixed value as in classical frequentist analysis. Estimating this distribution, a posterior distribution of a parameter of interest, is at the heart of Bayesian analysis. This workshop will demonstrate the use of Bayesian analysis in various applications and will introduce Stata’s suite of commands for conducting Bayesian analysis.

Prerequisites Basic knowledge of Stata.

Lecturer Yulia Marchenko is Executive Director of Statistics at StataCorp



Basic knowledge of Stata.


Participants are asked to travel at their own expense. The meeting fee covers costs for refreshments and lunch.

Meeting fees (all prices are incl. VAT)Price
Meeting only: Professionals45€
Meeting only: Students35€
Workshop only65€
Workshop + meeting85€

There will also be an optional informal meal at a restaurant in Konstanz on Friday evening at an additional cost.

Kristina Seibel
Phone: +49-212-26066-24


Kristina Seibel

Phone:+49 (0)212 / 2 60 66-24