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Re: st: Stata licensing query

From   "Austin Nichols" <>
Subject   Re: st: Stata licensing query
Date   Fri, 13 Jun 2008 10:22:49 -0400

Skinner Jane Dr (MED) <>:
You can buy a second copy of Stata for a different platform at a
substantial discount (call Stata), but my guess is that whatever Unix
system you propose to use will already have Stata on it.  However, you
can run a program on your computer for 300+ hours and still use your
computer at the same time, in all likelihood.  This is particularly
true if you have a dual-core CPU and Stata is only using one core, but
it is true regardless.  Your Windows license for Stata covers as many
instances you can feasibly run at one time, and this is often a large
number, so you can leave your simulation running and still work on
other projects.

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 3:11 AM, Skinner Jane Dr (MED)
<> wrote:
> Hi
> I have a license for Stata 10 SE for Windows.  I need to run some
> simulations in Stata that I have calculated would tie up my computer
> for about 300 hours.
> I have been offered the chance to run this on a Unix cluster
> instead.  Assuming that I didn't run a second instance of Stata on
> my local machine while the job was active on the cluster, would my
> Windows licence cover this?  If so, where would I get the Unix
> installation files?
> Many thanks,
> Jane
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