On January 10, Apple Computer announced the availability of its new Intel-based Macintosh computers, MacBook and iMac. Concurrently, we would like to announce the availability of Stata for Intel Macintosh: Small Stata, Intercooled Stata, and Stata/SE.
Stata for Intel Macintosh has been completely adapted and recompiled for Intel hardware, meaning that it will run at full speed on the Intel processor and does not rely on any emulation. Our informal timings show that Apple's new Intel-based platforms run Stata substantially faster than did the previous generation of Macintoshes.
There is no extra cost for Stata for Intel Macintosh. In fact, the same license may be used on Intel and PowerPC computers.
Current users will be able to obtain Stata for Intel Macintosh with any Stata executable update after Thursday, January 19, 2006. Install your existing Stata for Macintosh—it will run automatically in emulation mode—and then type update all. The updated application is a "universal binary", meaning that it is made to run at peak performance on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macintosh computers.
New users can order Stata for Intel Macintosh online now for immediate shipment.