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A complete, integrated statistical software package

  • Statistics

  • Graphics

  • Data Management


Used by hundreds of thousands of researchers for more than 30 years, Stata provides everything you need for statistics, graphics, and data management.

Stata has an extensive range of statistics tools, features and commands which are all included when you purchase Stata.

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With both a point-and-click interface and a powerful, intuitive command syntax, Stata is fast, accurate, and easy to use.

All analyses can be reproduced and documented for publication and review. Version control ensures statistical programs will continue to produce the same results no matter when you wrote them.

Data management

Stata's data-management features give you complete control of all types of data.

You can combine and reshape datasets, manage variables, and collect statistics across groups or replicates. You can work with byte, integer, long, float, double, and string variables (including BLOBs and strings up to 2 billion characters). Stata also has advanced tools for managing specialized data such as survival/duration data, time-series data, panel/longitudinal data, categorical data, multiple-imputation data, and survey data.

Stata can be used interactively through menus and dialog boxes or through batch commands processed from a “do” file.


Stata makes it easy to generate publication-quality, distinctly styled graphs.

You can write scripts to produce hundreds or thousands of graphs in a reproducible manner and export them to EPS or TIF for publication, to PNG for the web, or to PDF for viewing. With the integrated Graph Editor you click to change anything about your graph or to add titles, notes, lines, arrows, and text.


Stata will run on Windows, Mac, and Linux/Unix platforms; however, our licenses are not platform specific.

That means if you have a Mac laptop and a Windows desktop, you don't need two separate licenses to run Stata. You can install your Stata license on any of the supported platforms. Stata datasets, programs, and other data can be shared across platforms without translation. You can also quickly and easily import datasets from other statistical packages, spreadsheets, and databases.


Stata offers purchase options to suit your budget:

Stata/MP (multiprocessing) is suitable for the largest datasets and high performance, by taking advantage of multiprocessor and multicore computing. Stata/MP is available in 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 32 and 64 processor licences.

Stata/SE is suitable for large datasets with modest performance requirements (comparison table below).

Stata/IC is suitable for medium sized datasets (comparison table below).

Small Stata is available to students only, and is suitable for small datasets (comparison table below).


Compare flavours

Package Max variables Max right-hand variables Max observations Parallel processing (fastest!)
Stata/MP 32,767 10,998 20 billion* Yes
Stata/SE 32,767 10,998 2.14 billion No
Stata/IC 2,047 798 2.14 billion No
Small Stata 99 98 1,200 No

You can choose between a perpetual license or an annual license.


Stata 14 comes with a comprehensive set of manuals included electronically with the package.

Manuals can also be viewed or downloaded here.

New manuals for Stata 14 include:

  • Functions Reference Manual
  • Bayesian Reference Manual
  • Item Response Theory Reference Manual