Stata is a general-purpose statistical software package. Most of its users work in research, especially in the fields of economics, sociology, political science, biomedicine and epidemiology. Stata’s capabilities include data management, statistical analysis, graphics, simulations, regression, and custom programming. [ref.]



There are different packages of Stata [ref]

Package Max. no. of variables Max. no. of right-hand variables Max. no. of observations 64-bit version available? Fastest: designed for parallel processing? Platforms
Stata/MP 32,767 10,998 20 billion* Yes Yes Windows, Mac, or Unix
Stata/SE 32,767 10,998 2.14 billion Yes No Windows, Mac, or Unix
Stata/IC 2,047 798 2.14 billion Yes No Windows, Mac, or Unix
Small Stata 99 98 1,200 Yes No Windows, Mac, or Unix


All of the above packages require licensing fees. However, you can send an email to STATA requesting for license key for STATA evaluation. STATA will send you with a license key along with installation instruction for 30 days for STATA/MP (2 core). Beyond that you will have to pay to continue. The good thing is , they do not ask for any credit card information for this evaluation license key.

Thanks to STATA !

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Relevant Reources

I have found some good video tutorials on STATA

  • Getting Started with STATA by Harvard School of Public Health by Lauren – Click here.
  • UCLA STATA Website – Click here.









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