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Re: st: 64 bit Stata for the Mac


From   "Fred Wolfe" <fwolfe@arthritis-research.org>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: 64 bit Stata for the Mac
Date   Thu, 22 May 2008 13:02:43 -0500

Thank you, Chinh.

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 12:33 PM, Chinh Nguyen <cnguyen@stata.com> wrote:
> Fred Wolfe (fwolfe@arthritis-research.org) asked about the availability
> of a 64-bit version of Stata/MP for Macintosh:
>> I suspect there will be no answer to this question. But, could Stata
>> staff  give us any idea when the 64 bit version of MP for the Mac will
>> be available?
>
> This is in active development, and our best guess is that it will
> be ready by the end of the year (*).  It will be released as soon as it is
> ready, which could be sooner or later than that date.
>
> We are excited about adding 64-bit support to Stata for Macintosh.
> Our internal testing has shown that, like 32-bit OS X, 64-bit OS X
> provides a good computing environment for serious users, with the
> added benefit of access to more memory that a true 64-bit platform
> provides.
>
>
> (*) Technical information for those interested:  To move to 64-bit OS X,
>    we are having to do more work than would typically be necessary to
>    port Stata to a new 64-bit operating system.  For 64-bit
>    applications, Apple requires that the GUI be written with the GUI
>    API Cocoa, whereas Stata has been written with the Carbon API.
>    This means that we are completely rewriting the interface using
>    Cocoa.  While this is time-consuming, we will be able to take advantage
>    of features provided by Cocoa that are unavailable in Carbon.
>
>
> --Chinh
> (cnguyen@stata.com)
>
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