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Stata is fast

On a 2.8 GHz quadcore Intel i7 running Stata/SE on Windows 8,

  • 0.007 seconds: Stata sorts 10,000 observations.
  • 0.009 seconds: Stata reports summary statistics on 25 variables.
  • 0.018 seconds: Stata runs a linear regression (10 covariates).
  • 0.084 seconds: Stata runs a logistic regression (10 covariates).
  • 0.184 seconds: Stata runs a Cox regression (10 covariates).

Here are some more times, in seconds:

  1,000 obs 10,000 obs 50,000 obs 100,000 obs 200,000 obs
sort 25-variable dataset on 3 keys < .001 .007 .048 .093 .213
summary statistics, 25 variables .002 .009 .045 .100 .197
linear regression, 10 covariates .013 .018 .050 .095 .174
logistic regression, 10 covariates .048 .084 .343 .727 1.160
Cox regression, 10 covariates .029 .184 .992 2.110 3.564

Stata/MP, a parallel-processing-capable version of Stata/SE, is even faster.

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