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Re: st: Running 32 Bit Stata IC 10 on 64 Bit Stata

From   Michael Hanson <>
Subject   Re: st: Running 32 Bit Stata IC 10 on 64 Bit Stata
Date   Sun, 06 Jul 2008 16:22:06 -0400

I just noticed this message when searching the Statalist archive for related information. The speculation at the end of the message below is false: the current 32-bit version of Stata will run properly and without issue on a 64-bit version of Mac OS X (namely, Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"). Previous messages from Stata personnel on this list have specifically indicated so, had Sergiy bothered to check:


S. Joseph Kim ( did not specify his OS, which would be useful for clarifying this question. (The fact that he is using a Microsoft Hotmail account would raise my priors that he is using one of the numerous flavors of Windows, however.) I also suspect, although he did not say so, that he "had to purchase" a 64- bit version of Stata because his particular application involved reading a dataset larger than 2 GB into memory. Perhaps he could clarify.

It also might be useful for a representative from Stata to post a response to Statalist that clarifies specifically which, if any, 64- bit OS versions require 64-bit Stata -- that is, which, if any, are not capable of running 32-bit Stata. Users' responses seem to be based on varying degrees of (mis)information.

-- Mike

On Jun 30, 2008, at 12:18 PM, Sergiy Radyakin wrote:

Hi there.

32-bit Stata 10 for Windows will run happily on a 64-bit Windows (e.g.
64-bit XP Server, and there should be no diff with Vista), but then
you will not enjoy all the possibilities that a 64-bit Windows
provides, like >2GB memory for example. This is because Windows
provides WOW64 technology which allows older 32-bit programs to work
in the newer 64-bit environment. Perhaphs it is different in the Mac
World? And the response from Stata Technical Support refered to MacOS?
Don't generalize that, however, on all OSes.

Best regards,
   Sergiy Radyakin

On 6/28/08, S. Joseph Kim <> wrote:
I ran into a similar problem and I was told by technical support that 32-bit Stata will not run on a 64-bit machine. Ultimately, I had to purchase the 64-bit version of Stata for my 64-bit desk-top computer.


Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 11:17:09 -0700
Subject: st: Running 32 Bit Stata IC 10 on 64 Bit Stata

I currently use a 32 bit version of Stata IC/10 on my Windows XP computer.

I am purchasing a new computer with Vista as the operating system, and
I would like to buy the 64 bit version. Unfortunately, I cannot
upgrade (at this time) my version of Stata to the 64 bit version.

Does anyone have any experience installing the 32 bit version of Stata
IC/10 on a 64 bit version of Vista? If so, have you noticed any
performance problems?
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