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:

Version Owens
15 X*
17 X
* Current default version

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 OSC 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

Using 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.

Batch Usage

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 Slurm and to include this option when starting your batch job (the Slurm system will enforce the 5 user limit):

#SBATCH -L stata@osc:1

Non-Interactive batch example

Use the script below as a template for your usage.

#SBATCH -t 1:00:00
#SBATCH --nodes=1 --ntask-per-node=28
#SBATCH -L stata@osc:1
#SBATCH --job-name=stata

module load stata

stata-mp -b do bigjob



Further Reading

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