Special discounts for students! 


Students can order Stata at discounted Student prices if they send us a copy of their student ID or their personal mail address from the university mail service. All student orders must be paid with card.

Each license comes with documentation in PDF format.

Universities also can order Stata single-user licenses for groups of students at these discounted Student prices. The university guarantees that the licenses will be used only by students and that the licenses will be registered in the names of the students. The licenses can be bought and kept in stock by the university, and at a later point be registered to students. The starting point for time limited licenses is counted from the time of registration, not from the time of purchase.


Which Stata is right for me?

Stata/MP: The fastest edition of Stata (for quad-core, dual-core, and multicore/multiprocessor computers) that can analyze the largest datasets

Stata/SE: Standard edition; for larger datasets

Stata/BE: Basic edition; for mid-sized datasets


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Detailed feature description

Most computers purchased since mid 2006 can take advantage of the advanced multiprocessing of Stata/MP. On dual-core chips, Stata/MP runs 40% faster overall and 72% faster where it matters, on the time-consuming estimation commands. With more than two cores or processors, Stata/MP is even faster. Stata/SE and Stata/BE differ only in the dataset size that each can analyze.

Stata/SE and Stata/MP can fit models with more independent variables than Stata/BE (up to 10,998).

Stata/BE allows datasets with as many as 2,047 variables. The number of observations is limited only by the amount of RAM in your computer. Stata/BE can have at most 798 right-hand-side variables in a model.

All the above editions have the same complete set of commands and features and include PDF documentation. 



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64-bit vers. Available?

Parallel processing?Platforms
Stata/MP 32,767 10,998 unlimited* Yes Yes Win Mac, Unix
Stata/SE 32,767 10,998 unlimited* Yes No Win, Mac, Unix
Stata/BE 2,047 798 unlimited* Yes No Win, Mac, Unix
*The maximum number of observations is limited only by the amount of available RAM on your system  ×


Multicore performance

MP licenses can be used on both 32 and 64 bit computers, but they only go faster if your computer has at least the same number of processors as your license, i.e., MP2 will work more efficiently than a SE only if the computer has at least 2 processors. As you can see from the following graph, MP-licenses are considerably faster than SE-licenses.

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