Stata/MP is the fastest edition of Stata and handles the largest number of variables (up to 120,000) and observations (up to 20 billion). On dual-core chips, Stata/MP runs 40% faster overall and 72% faster where it matters, on the time-consuming estimation commands. With more than two cores or processors, Stata/MP is even faster. Find out more about Stata/MP.
Stata/SE can run on single-core or multi-core computers and it comes with the same powerful data management, graphics, statistics, and automated reporting features as Stata/MP. Stata/SE can analyze datasets with up to 10,998 independent variables, and up to 2 billion observations.
Stata/BE, like Stata/SE comes with the same powerful data management, graphics, statistics, and automated reporting features, but is intended for use with mid-sized datasets. Stata/BE allows datasets with as many as 2,048 independent variables and 2 billion observations.
|Maximum number of variables
|Up to 2,048 variables
|Up to 32,767 variables
|Up to 120,000 variables
|Maximum number of observations
|Up to 2.14 billion
|Up to 20 billion
|Runs most estimation commands:
|Twice as fast as Fast
|Almost four times as fast as Fast
|Time to run logistic regression with 10 million observations and 20 covariates
|Less than 5.2 seconds
|Maximum number of independent variables
|Up to 798
|Up to 10,998
|Up to 65,532
|Complete suite of statistical features
|Extensive data management facilities
|Truly reproducible research
|Powerful programming language
|Complete PDF documentation
|World-class technical support
|Inclusive of in-release updates
|Windows, macOS, and Linux
|And more for your data science needs...
|Disc space requirements