Keeping Stata 12 up to date
If you are using Stata 12, and you have a direct Internet connection, type
update query in Stata, and Stata will tell you if there are updates
and what to do next. See [R] update in the
Stata Base Reference
Manual for more information.
If you do not have access to the Internet from
within Stata, see below.
If you are using a version of Stata prior to 12, click
Type about in Stata and note the "Revision" date. If you see
a date earlier than "20 Mar 2013", you need to update Stata. Also make
note of your platform and whether it is 64-bit or 32-bit. Download
the appropriate file for your operating system and follow the
Click here to
the latest updates for Stat/Transfer
Extract the file you downloaded to a temporary location on your system.
After you have extracted it, you will have one of the following directories
on your system with several files in it:
Type db update in Stata and browse to the extracted update
directory. Click OK and follow any instructions you are given.
After installing the updates, you can remove the downloaded update
file and files you extracted from it.
Unofficial additions to Stata are also available: