Import Facebook Data Into STATA

/* Import Facebook Data into STATA */

First, install module “facebook2stata” module in your STATA software with the command below:

/* Install module to import data from Facebook to STATA. */
net install, replace

These are commands that you can use to import data from Facebook Events, Groups, Pages, Places and Users. Obtaining data from user requires permission of the user. Saying this, if you see some apps in Facebook asking “Do you give permission to access your personal data?” and request to access name, friends information, location, posting on your profile etc. That is what I meant to say.

  • Import event data using a search string:
    facebook2stata searchevents “search_string”
  • Import Group Data Using a ssearch string:
    facebook2stata searchgroups “search_string”

  • Import page data using a search string
    facebook2stata searchpages “search_string”

  • Import place data using a search string
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How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists

From vaccinations to climate change, getting science wrong has very real consequences. But journal articles, a primary way science is communicated in academia, are a different format to newspaper articles or blogs and require a level of skill and undoubtedly a greater amount of patience.  Continue reading

The irreversible momentum of clean energy


Private-sector incentives help drive decoupling of emissions and economic growth.

-Barak Obama, President of USA.

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Approach Professor for Assistantships

Guys, I am receiving messages and email how to approach a professor for graduate research/teaching assistantships for MS and Ph.D. in universities of USA. I am putting a piece of suggestion in this blog post just to make my tips public and make it more accessible to all candidates. It is not a perfect suggestion but something, indeed good information, if you don’t have an idea about how to start writing an approaching email. Just check this piece of information. Hope, it would be helpful to you all.

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