Stata is a complete, integrated statistical package that provides everything needed for data analysis, data management, and graphics. 32-processor MP version is currently available at OSC.
Availability and Restrictions
The following versions of Stata are available on OSC systems:
You can use
module spider stata to view available modules for a given machine. Feel free to contact OSC Help if you need other versions for your work.
Only academic OSU users can use the software. OSC has the license for 5 seats concurrently. Each user can use up to 32 cores. In order to access the software, please contact OSC Help to get validated.
Publisher/Vendor/Repository and License Type
StataCorp, LLC, Commercial
To configure your environment on Oakley for the usage of Stata, run the following command:
module load stata
Due to licensing restrictions, Stata may ONLY be used via the batch system on Owens. See below for information on how this is done.
OSC has a 5-user license. However, there is no enforcement mechanism built into Stata. In order for us to stay within the 5-user limit, we require you to run in the context of PBS and to include this option when starting your batch job (the PBS system will enforce the 5 user limit):
#PBS -l software=stata
Non-Interactive batch example
Use the script below as a template for your usage.
#PBS -l walltime=01:00:00 #PBS -l nodes=1:ppn=28 #PBS -l software=stata #PBS -N stata #PBS -j oe module load stata cd $PBS_O_WORKDIR stata-mp -b do bigjob
Interactive batch example
The following illustrates how to run Stata via an interactive batsh session. Please note that this requires an X11 server on the client system.
owens01: qsub -X -I -l nodes=1:ppn=28 -l software=stata qsub: waiting for job 5860XX.owens-batch.osc.edu to start qsub: job 5860XX.owens-batch.osc.edu ready o013X: module load stata o013X: xstata-mp o013X: exit