Straight from development to you. With StataNow, you always have the latest features.

What is StataNow?

First and foremost, StataNow is Stata. It is a continuous-release version of Stata that offers new features as soon as they are ready. StataNow is the result of StataCorp's ongoing effort to deliver the best Stata—the most current Stata—to Stata users.

Before StataNow, most new features only became available at the time of major releases such as Stata 18; Stata 17; Stata 16 and so on. StataNow provides access to new features sooner. For instance, StataNow contains features that will also be part of a future major release, Stata 19.

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The features in StataNow are fully tested; fully certified; well documented; version controlled (if needed); and built to StataCorp's customary high quality. The new features are prioritised in the development cycle to be available as soon as they are ready so that users can take advantage of them as soon as possible. As always, all versions of Stata are updated regularly with any corrections and necessary improvements. You can view a list of all additions to Stata and StataNow since we shipped Stata 18 (you can also type help whatsnew in your Stata to see the latest features.

The new features in StataNow are released continuously throughout the current release until the next major release. They are not released according to any preset schedule. All StataNow features are marked as such throughout the Stata documentation.

StataNow is Stata, so when we mention "Stata" throughout our website and documentation, we also mean "StataNow". We will be specific about StataNow for features available only in StataNow. Further, because StataNow is Stata, it is available in all editions (StataNow/MP, StataNow/SE, and StataNow/BE) and on all supported platforms (Windows, Mac, and Linux). Throughout the website and documentation, we will usually refer to just Stata/MP, Stata/SE, and Stata/BE for simplicity. If you have a StataNow license as described below, you can take this to mean StataNow/MP, StataNow/SE, or StataNow/BE.

How can I get StataNow?

All annual licence holders have access to StataNow, regardless of whether you have an annual licence; multiyear licence; or whether your institution has a site licence. You can access the latest StataNow features by simply typing update all in the Command pane or by asking your system administrator to update your Stata. Existing Stata 18 users may need to type update all twice. The first update will give you a Stata ready to update to StataNow. The second update will be StataNow. Then type help whatsnew to see the list of all features.

New users can obtain StataNow online.

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If you have a perpetual licence with maintenance, email us or call us on 02 6247 0177 (Australia), or call us on 09 889 2231 (New Zealand) to obtain new download and licence information for StataNow.

If you have a perpetual license without maintenance or your maintenance or license has expired and you want to get access to these great new features contact us for your options.

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How do I know if I already have StataNow?

When you start Stata, you will see StataNow on the splash screen. You can also type about and you will see StataNow on the first line.

How do I continue receiving new features in StataNow?

StataCorp will be adding new features to StataNow continuously. To access these features, all you (or your system administrator) need to do is type update all in the Command pane in StataNow. Then type help whatsnew to see the chronological list of all new features.