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Statistical Software: Stata

Guide to resource on statistical packages like SPSS, Stata, SAS, and R

Penn Libraries Virtual Computer Lab

The Penn Libraries offer the Virtual Computer Lab for students to access software applications normally accessible in Library computer labs. Software includes in-demand titles that students can’t easily access by other means.

The Penn Libraries vLab provides a Windows 10 virtual PC desktop with SPSS and Stata/IC available.

Software Availability

Lab computers with SPSS, SAS, Stata, and R are available at Van Pelt and other libraries, as well as the Undergraduate and Graduate Data Analysis Labs in the McNeil Building.

Stata offers discounted licenses for college students and for Penn faculty and staff.

Stat Transfer is available at UDAL.

Quick Guide

Links to Workshop Modules

Selected modules from the UCLA Stat Consulting Group's Stata 11 tutorials.

Learning about Stata


Stata has both command line and point-and-click interfaces, with an intuitive syntax.

It comes in different flavors based on capabilities: Stata/SE (up to 32,767 variables) and Stata/IC (up to 2,047 variables).

How To

Data packages

The Stata community has developed numerous ado files that add functionality to Stata. Below are listed ado files that import data into Stata automatically.

Statistical Software Assistance at the Library

Appointments are available with our statistics software consultant for R, Stata, SPSS, and Python.  Make an appointment via the Penn Libraries Technology Consultation Appointment page : select "Stata, R and Other Statistical Software" for available appointments.

Penn Libraries Books on Stata

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