10. Getting help

Stata has well-developed help facilities. In addition, Google is always a good way to find help! There are two main commands for getting help in Stata. Depending on whether you know the name of the command, you can use either help or search commands.


There are two key commands for getting help:

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If you want more information about the tab command, type:

. help tab


If you want more information about duplicates, type:  

. search duplicates


Also see the online document 'Stata Manual: Getting Started with Stata for Windows', which is a good introductory manual for Stata: