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Stata Data Analysis & Statistical Software

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Stata Site License Overview

UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) has licensed Stata/SE for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. It is offered to all UMass Amherst faculty and staff. Students are not eligible to get Stata under this site license. The software may be used only for academic purposes, and installation on personally-owned equipment is not permitted under the terms of the license.

Site licensed software requires an annual renewal in order to continue to work. You may renew your license as long as you remain faculty or staff at the Amherst campus. Note: Your annual renewal of this site license will provide you with the latest release of Stata at no additional cost.

UMass IT also has a limited number or Stata/MP licenses for 2-core, 4-core, and 8-core machines. These licenses are based on concurrent use. If you install the software on a server you must also install third-party software to insure that the number of concurrent users does not exceed your licensed number.

Note: All software license sales are final! Read the System Requirements carefully to be sure the software will work on your system. 

Stata for Students

Stata for students, or for personally owned machines can be purchased directly from the manufacturer at very favorable rates through a special arrangement with the university. Current pricing

Downloads & Documentation

Manuals for Stata are available as PDF files, which are loaded on your hard drive during software installation.

Software & Hardware Requirements

Hardware and software requirements listed below are a general guideline For more information, see

Software Requirements for Stata

  • Windows 8, 7 or Vista (64-bit recommended for best performance, but 32-bit is acceptable)
  • Mac OS, 10.7 or later, 64-bit Intel
  • Linux (64-bit recommended for best performance, but 32-bit is acceptable)

Hardware Requirements for Stata

  • Intel or AMD x86 processor for Windows
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or better for Macintosh
  • 1 MB minimum RAM. Stata stores your data in RAM, so available RAM will determine how large a dataset you can work with. You need 1.5 times as much as your largest dataset.
  • 1 GB of available hard disk space for software installation
  • Video card with thousands of colors (16-bit or 24-bit color)

Additional Hardware Requirements for Stata/MP

  • Desktop or server with more than one core or CPU
  • On servers, at least as many CPUs as number of concurrent users
  • Enough RAM for total of all concurrent users

Obtaining a Stata License

Submit the Stata Software License Registration Form.

Site License Agreement

When you get a site license from UMass IT you will be required to sign the following agreement:

I will not copy or permit copying or access to the Software by any third party. For Stata/SE, I will not install the software on more machines than the number of licenses for which I have registered; For Stata/MP, I will not permit more concurrent users than the number for which I have registered.

I will use the Software for University of Massachusetts work-related projects only, on University–owned machines. I will not use the software for any commercial purpose. I will not install or permit others to install the software on equipment owned by any other person (including myself) or organization, whether for-profit or non-profit, for any reason.

I will destroy any copies of the Software when I am no longer an employee of the University of Massachusetts or if the University discontinues the software license.

The Software source code is a trade secret of StataCorp, which I am not authorized to access. I will not modify, reverse assemble, reverse engineer, decompile or attempt to recreate the software source code.

I am a University of Massachusetts Amherst faculty or staff member. I have read the Employee Use Agreement and agree to abide by its restrictions.

Technical Support

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UMass IT provides technical support for installation and license renewal only. Contact the Help Center at (413) 545-TECH (545-8324) or You must have your unique authorization code in order to get help.