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Stata is a command- and menu-driven software package for statistical analysis. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
Currently, Kent State does not license Stata. Kent State faculty, staff, and students interested in Stata must purchase their own license.
Kent State University currently does not have licenses for Stata. However, Kent State faculty, staff, and current students can purchase Stata at a greatly reduced price through the Stata Campus GradPlan. Orders are placed directly through the Stata web site, and once the order is processed, the software can be downloaded immediately. Note that with the release of Stata 14 in April 2015, the Stata Campus GradPlan now has separate pricing for students versus faculty/staff.
Some departments may purchase Stata licenses for their faculty and students. Check with your department's local desktop support person before purchasing.
There are three major versions of Stata to choose from: Stata/BE (roughly equivalent to the former Stata/IC), Stata/SE, and Stata/MP. You can find information about the differences in these versions at Stata's website. For most coursework, Stata/BE will be sufficient. For research, theses, and dissertations, Stata/SE is preferred, especially if you are working with longitudinal/panel data.