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Last updated: October 10 2011
Stata release: 12

Questions are listed below in the following categories:
  1. General
  2. FAQs concerning releases before Stata 12

1. General

Do you have a version of Stata that runs in a computer cluster environment?

How do I prevent Stata(GUI) from crashing when executed remotely through X11 forwarding?

I’m getting the warning message “Error converting format to locale encoding: Conversion from character set ‘UTF-8' to ‘646’ is not supported” when launching Stata. What does this mean?

Why is my output not aligned correctly on Stata for Unix?

Why do I receive the error "libtiff.so.3: cannot open" when trying to run Stata on a Linux machine?

How do I install Stata on a Unix/Linux machine?

How do I run the dynamically linked version of Stata on Linux?

I’m getting messages like error while loading shared libraries: followed by a list of missing libraries. What does that mean?

I'm getting the error message Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file when launching Stata. What does that mean?

Why does Stata/MP on Solaris cause high CPU usage with the default value of environment variable SUNW_MP_THR_IDLE?

What kind of performance increase can I expect in going from 32-bit to 64-bit Stata?

How does a Stata network license work?

How can I determine if my computer/operating system is 64-bit?

What kind of machine should I purchase to make Stata run most effectively?

What are the hardware requirements to run Stata?

How do I run xstata while connected to a Unix machine from my Windows or Mac computer?

How do I read data from a pipe?

What environment variables does Stata recognize?

How do I run Stata in batch mode?

How do I install Stata in a directory other than /usr/local/stata?

2. FAQs concerning releases before Stata 12

64-bit AIX installation notes

Why does Stata 10’s graphical user interface perform so slowly on a Windows X server such as Hummingbird Exceed?

How do I install Stata 9 on a Unix/Linux machine?

Why won’t Stata allow large datasets even when I am using a 64-bit Irix machine?

The Stata 8 installation requires uncompress, but on Mandrake 8, uncompress is not installed. How do I install it?

How do I get around the “device busy” error while installing Stata on Solaris?

How do I change the graph colors?

I am having trouble running Stata for Linux on my Linux computer. What is wrong?

I log into a Unix server from my PC at home. Is there any way to get Stata for Unix to display graphs remotely on my PC?

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