# Stata

Stata (opens new window) is a ananlytical software developed by StataCorp tailored towards epidemiological analysis.

Requirement

  • Access to a Stata license for the users in your lab.

# Installation in your workbench

You may request Stata in your workbench as a Jupyter notebook. This means that you can write known Stata commands and that you can view plots on your screen. See our Stata guide for more details and request Stata access to the workbench in our service desk.

# Installation on home machines

Contact us for assistance on installations on your home machine and discussions on licenses types tailored for your lab work.

NTNU license

All NTNU employees are covered by the NTNU license which allow for quick installations. Lab users that are not affiliated with NTNU will need to either bring their own license or ask their lab leader to buy a license from StataCorp.

# Running Stata over X2Go

After our installation, you can access Stata over X2Go with this Single application address in the X2Go configuration (or similar provided by us):

/mnt/work/software/stata16/xstata-mp

# Troubleshooting

# The icons appear as question marks

There is a known issue (opens new window) in Stata on Linux that may render icons as question marks. We have implemented work arounds that should mitigate this issues for installations that we support. Contact us if you still experience this so we can have a look and update your configuration.

# My file consume all of the machine memory

You might need to consider the memory consumption of Stata when you work with files close to your machine memory. Click here to learn how to assess if you are hitting memory issues on your machines. If so, the University of Wisconsin has written up a guide on how to reduce Stata's memory consumption (opens new window). Contact us for a memory upgrade if necessary.