What is Stata, and how do I access it at IU?
Stata is a general-purpose statistical analysis package created and maintained by StataCorp LP. Its capabilities include a broad range of statistical analyses, plus data management, graphics, simulations, and custom programming. For more, see the StataCorp LP Stata Capabilities page.
Stata is available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux, and its file formats are platform-independent to allow exchange of data sets between users of different operating systems.
Each version of Stata is released with four builds:
Stata/MP: For multiprocessor computers (the
fastest version of Stata)
Stata/SE: For large data sets
Stata/IC: The standard version; for moderate data
- Small Stata: For small data sets (for educational purchase only)
At Indiana University:
- Stata/SE is available on all Windows computers in the Student
Technology Centers (STCs) at IU Bloomington and IUPUI. To access
Stata, from the
All Programs, then
Analysis & Modeling, then
Statistics & Math, and then
For STC hours of operation, see At IUB and IUPUI, when are the STCs and RTCs open?
- Stata/SE and Stata/MP are available on the Quarry
cluster; for more, see At IU, how do I use Stata on Quarry?
Note: Following a system-wide upgrade in December 2012, Quarry now runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (RHEL 6) and uses the Modules package (instead of SoftEnv) for manipulating user environments. For more, see Information about the 2012 upgrade to Quarry at IU. If you encounter any problems or have questions, email the High Performance Systems group.
This software is also available to IU users through IUanyWare. See Where can I review or request software on IUanyWare?
For more on Stata at IU, see the UITS Research Analytics Stata page.
If you have questions about using statistical and mathematical software at Indiana University, email UITS Research Analytics (formerly known as the Stat/Math Center). Research Analytics is located on the IU Bloomington campus at Woodburn Hall 200, and is open for consultation by appointment Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. For more, visit Research Analytics on the web, or call 812-855-4724 (IUB) or 317-278-4740 (IUPUI).
Last modified on May 08, 2013.