Stata is a complete, integrated statistical package that provides everything needed for data analysis, data management, and graphics. Release 13 32-processor SMP is currently available at OSC.
Availability & Restrictions
Only academic use for OSU users is allowed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get validated for using Stata.
The following versions of Stata are available on OSC systems:
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 Oakley. See below for information on how this is done.
OSC has a 2-user license. However, there is no enforcement mechanism built into Stata. In order for us to stay within the 2-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 2 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=12 #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.
oakley01: qsub -X -I -l nodes=1:ppn=12 -l software=stata qsub: waiting for job 5860.oak-batch.osc.edu to start qsub: job 5860.oak-batch.osc.edu ready n0533: module load stata n0533: xstata-mp n0533: exit
Stata can take full advantage of our large 32 core, 1TB RAM node. Please see the Oakley documentation for information about how to access this node.