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Re: st: 64-bit Stata for Mac now available

From   David Airey <>
Subject   Re: st: 64-bit Stata for Mac now available
Date   Wed, 25 Feb 2009 21:46:16 -0600


One thing I noticed that is missing in this version is that when I start up the application by double-clicking a file, the working directory is not automatically set the the directory of that file. Then I have to set it manually. Can you add this functionality back in?


On Feb 25, 2009, at 5:22 PM, wrote:

The following is of interest to Stata for Mac users.

64-bit Stata 10 for Mac now available

You can download, install, and use 64-bit Stata today. This includes
  Stata/IC, Stata/SE, and Stata/MP.

The 64-bit version is available for free to existing Stata 10 for Mac users.

64-bit Stata for Mac runs 10 to 15 percent faster than the 32-bit version, and 64-bit Stata breaks the 2GB memory barrier. You are limited only by
  the total amount of memory on your machine.

  64-bit Stata requires an Intel-based Mac with a 64-bit processor and
Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). To determine if your Mac has a compatible 64-bit processor, select "About this Mac" from the Apple menu. If the Processor line contains Intel Xeon or Intel Core 2 Duo, your Mac is compatible with 64-bit Stata. Early Intel-based Macs with Core Duo processors have 32-bit processors and are not compatible. 64-bit Stata is not available for
  PowerPC-based Macs.

  To upgrade to 64-bit Stata, go to

and follow the instructions. You do not need new license. Your existing
  Stata 10 for Mac license *WILL WORK* with 64-bit Stata for Mac.

-Chinh Nguyen

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