How to Install Stata

A step-by-step guide to downloading and launching Stata for free through the UW Madison campus software library

How to Install Stata for Windows:

1. Login With Your Net ID and Password

a. Click here and log in with your Net ID credentials

b. Choose STATA from Download Options list

c. Choose the installer that matches your computer software

2. Locate Download File and Move to Desktop

a. Locate downloaded file in the bottom right hand side

b. In your browser locate downloaded file in upper right hand downloads location

3. Launch Installer and Begin Installation

a. Click next, then next again

b. OPTIONAL: Add your personal info to personalize your installation

4. Choose Program Type

a. Typical users will choose StataSE

I. This version is appropriate for introductory statistics courses at UW Madison

b. Please reference Stata's website here for further inquiries


5. Choose File Location

6. Choose File Organization

a. Individual users will most likely choose "Use Each User's Documents Folder"
b. Department may choose to use a "Fixed Folder for All Users" if multiple users wish to access one file

7. Wait for Installation

a. Ensure consistent WiFi connectivity for best results
b. Process may exceed 10 minutes

8. Locate Program and Launch!


How to Install Stata for Mac:

Click here to follow step by step instructions on how to install Stata on Mac


  • Who can download Stata?
    • If you have a UW-Madison campus net ID and password, Stata is available to you free of charge
    • You may download the program on a personal computer
  • Will this program support me if I am working on a larger project?
    • See Stata's website here to explore Stata's data capabilities and program options in more depth


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OwnerChris L.GroupDoIT Help Desk
Created2018-05-30 15:22:12Updated2024-02-17 15:04:05
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