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Keeping Stata 6 up to date

  • If you use a version of Stata newer than Stata 6,
    click here for the most recent updates.
  • If you use Stata 6 for Windows 98/95/2000/NT, Power Macintosh, or Unix,
    type update query in Stata and follow the instructions. Ignore the rest of this page.
  • If you use Stata 5,
    click here for the Stata 5 updates.
  • If you use Stata 6 but do not have access to the Internet from within Stata,
    read on.

The rest of this page is intended for Stata 6 for Macintosh 68K, Windows 3.1 or Stata users who do not have Internet connections on their machines. If you are using Stata 6 for Power Macintosh, Windows 98/95/2000/NT, or Unix and you have a direct Internet connection, type update query in Stata and follow the recommendation presented. See [R] update in the Stata Reference Manual for more information.

Update Platform Date
Stata executables Stata 6 for Windows 98/95/2000/NT 15 Aug 2000
Stata 6 for Windows 3.1 15 Aug 2000
Stata 6 for Macintosh 15 Aug 2000
Stata 6 for Unix 15 Aug 2000
Stata ado-files All operating systems 03 Jul 2000

There are two components to Stata

  • the Stata executable
  • the Stata ado-files

These are updated separately.

You update the Stata executable only rarely. Updating your copy of Stata 6 is simply a matter of downloading a file.

More frequently you should update the ado-files.


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