Stata Technical Services
The goal of Stata Technical Services is to provide prompt, courteous, and
accurate responses to your questions. For more details, please read
Stata’s technical support policy.
Register your software
Before contacting Technical Services, please make sure that your copy of
Stata is registered. As a registered Stata user, you are entitled to
technical assistance should you have any questions, and we will keep you
updated of any new products or advancements that have been announced.
To register your copy of Stata, fill out the
online registration form or return the
registration card that came with your Stata software.
Make sure Stata is up to date
Keeping your copy of Stata up to date ensures that you have access to the
very latest commands and features in Stata. We issue free updates to Stata
nearly twice a month.
The easiest way to make sure your Stata is up to date is to type update
all in Stata and then follow the on-screen instructions. Alternatively,
you may pull down Stata’s Help menu and select Official
Updates. For more information, click
Search Stata resources for the answer to your question
Stata offers a wide variety of resources to help you learn and exploit the
full power of Stata. Before contacting Stata Technical Services, please use
these resources to search for the answers to your questions:
- The Stata FAQs
are continually being updated. Search them for answers to hundreds of
the most common questions regarding Stata.
- Use Stata’s
findit command to search
To use findit, simply type (at the Stata command line)
- Stata’s documentation
- Stata’s online FAQs
- Internet resources with free additions to Stata
. findit keywords
- Search the complete Stata documentation, online FAQs, and other online
Stata resources from Stata’s Help menu. Simply pull down
Help, select Search..., and enter keywords of interest.
- Read the Stata
manuals. Often you can find information related to your question
by checking the index. The documentation covers everything from getting
started to advanced programming.
Contact Technical Services
If you cannot find the answer to your question using the resources above,
Stata Technical Services.