Friday, August 21, 2009

Stata 32bit vs. 64 bit - Try it for free!

Stata offers free upgrade for Mac users from 32 to 64 bit. This is significantly faster as Stata itself is trying to show with this comparison:
command 32-bit 64-bit
sort 2.00 1.64 seconds
regress 0.88 0.80
timings from 1.4 GHz AMD Opteron 240
running 64-bit Windows.
Obviously you need to have a copy of Stata 10 up and running (IC, SE or MP) and then you can download and upgrade free to 64 bit version. Remember to update afterwards your Stata.
The 64 bit upgrade can be downloaded from:
Installation is a banality like most Mac Apps.
Have fun!