Stata 15 Available

The latest version of Stata, one of the major commercial statistics programs, is available for use on the University of Saskatchewan network.

The new features and improvements in this version are described in detail on the Stata news webpage.

A few of the highlights include: extended regression models; enhanced Bayesian analyses; inclusion of markdown in Stata files to produce web, PDF or MicroSoft Word documents; nonparametric regression (when you’re uncertain what function to fit to); interpretation of ICD-10 (medical) diagnosis and procedure codes; colour transparency controls on graphs; support for the Swedish language; and more (as they say). They have videos available on Youtube for more details, as well as descriptive web pages.

To use this version, follow the instructions on the campus Stata webpage for linking Stata on your machine. Note that Stata is only available on campus, or through the “vlab” remote access service.

As always, contact Research Computing if you have any questions about the service.

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