Identifying Stata packages used in replication packages


Initiated by one of our student replicators (Lydia Reiner), this project aims to run a static code analysis on replication packages, identifying Stata packages that are used. This intends to help replicators – and authors! – to properly install those packages, improving reproducibility.

The code is in its preliminary stages, but available for testing at


We are preparing the code for submission to the Stata Journal. It is in active use across every submitted paper that includes Stata.