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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.