Sequence Analysis with Stata

  title={Sequence Analysis with Stata},
  author={Christian Brzinsky-Fay and Ulrich Kohler and Magdalena Luniak},
  journal={The Stata Journal},
  pages={435 - 460}
We describe a general strategy to analyze sequence data and introduce SQ-Ados, a bundle of Stata programs implementing the proposed strategy. The programs include several tools for describing and visualizing sequences as well as a Mata library to perform optimal matching using the Needleman–Wunsch algorithm. With these programs Stata becomes the first statistical package to offer a complete set of tools for sequence analysis. 
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