Stata is a general-purpose statistical software package created in 1985 by StataCorp. There are four major builds of each version of Stata:
- Stata/MP for multiprocessor computers (including dual-core and multicore processors)
- Stata/SE for large databases
- Stata/IC, which is the standard version
- Small Stata, which is a smaller, student version for educational purchase only
Stata's capabilities include data management, statistical analysis, graphics, simulations, regression, and custom programming.