# Assignment - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Assignment. Answer the recitation’s question, for example “what is the correlation between education and GDP per capita?” using one powerpoint slide. On this slide, insert: Your choice of response and explanatory variable. The scatter plot. The mean, standard deviation of each variable.

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### Assignment

• Answer the recitation’s question, for example “what is the correlation between education and GDP per capita?” using one powerpoint slide.

• On this slide, insert:

• Your choice of response and explanatory variable.

• The scatter plot.

• The mean, standard deviation of each variable.

• Your values of a and b for the regression line.

• Make it pretty….

• And be prepared to tell the story in 5’ or less.

• Send the powerpoint file (ppt) by Wed at 8pm to amine.ouazad@nyu.edu.

### Useful stata commands

• use filename.dta, clear

• To open a Stata file that you downloaded on the recitation website.

• describe

• To list the variables of the data set that you opened using use.

• codebook

• To check whether variables are nominal, ordinal (categorical), or discrete or continuous (quantitative).

• scatter y x

• To obtain the scatter plot. You can then copy and paste in powerpoint.

• regress y x

• To obtain the values of a and b of the regression line.

• summarize y, detail

• To obtain the mean, median, and percentiles of the distribution of y.

• summarize x, detail

• Similarly for the distribution of x.

• hist x

• To do a histogram of x.