Access all the memory on your Mac; 64-bit now available
Stata for Mac can now take advantage of greater processing power and memory.
64-bit computers process larger blocks of information at a time and can
directly address more memory than their 32-bit predecessors. Previously, only
Stata for Windows and Stata for Unix used 64-bit capabilities, but now
Stata for Mac does, too.
For exceptionally large datasets, the more memory you can access, the
better. With 64-bit Stata software, you can maximize your 64-bit system's
potential and say goodbye to the old 2-GB memory barrier imposed by 32-bit
systems. You are limited only by the total amount of memory on your machine.
In addition to accessing more memory, Stata processes larger datasets more
efficiently, making 64-bit Stata faster than 32-bit Stata.
For details, see
What kind of performance increase can I expect in going from 32-bit to
64-bit Stata? and our
list of supported platforms.
64-bit Stata for Mac includes Stata/IC, Stata/SE, and Stata/MP and requires
an Intel-based Mac with a 64-bit processor and Mac OS X 10.5.
Click here for how to determine
if your operating system is 64-bit.
Existing Stata 10 for Mac users can upgrade for free to
64-bit Stata for Mac by visiting
Stata for Windows and Stata for Unix users,
contact us to obtain 64-bit Stata.
Since Stata 12 licenses are not platform specific, all you need is 64-bit
hardware and Stata 12 to take advantage of 64-bit Stata.
Need more speed and greater efficiency?
Visit the Stata/MP pages for
information about 64-bit computing on multicore or multiprocessor machines.