## What is the difference between Stata SE and MP?

Stata MP is the fastest version of Stata and supports multicore/multiprocessor computers with parallel computing/processing of your analysis. Stata SE is for large datasets. Stata BE is for mid-sized datasets.

**Do data scientists use Stata?**

Data scientists rely on Stata because of its strong programming capabilities, reproducibility, extensibility, and interoperability. From data wrangling to reporting, Stata provides the tools you need to accomplish your analyses.

### Do economists use Stata or R?

Within the field, Stata is the dominant software package for economists. I suspect a large portion of universities, like mine, still do alot of their teaching using it, and given its outsized influence, it’s probably still important to know how to use it if you plan to continue studying or working in the field.

**Is Stata free for students?**

Statistical software Stata is now available free for active students, faculty and staff at UAB. Stata an integrated statistical software package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management and graphics.

## Is Stata still used?

Stata is popular in the social sciences, particularly economics and political science. It is a complete, integrated statistical software package, meaning it can accomplish pretty much any statistical task you need it to, including visualizations.

**Which version of Stata is best?**

Stata/MP is the fastest and largest edition of Stata. On dual-core chips, Stata/MP runs 40% faster overall and 72% faster where it matters, on the time-consuming estimation commands. With more than two cores or processors, Stata/MP is even faster. Find out more about Stata/MP.

### Which is better R or Stata?

Stata is well-designed and it makes it easy to perform simple analyses but Stata becomes more cumbersome when you want to program a non-standard task. R on the other hand requires a lot of basic skills before you can do even the simplest analysis but comes into its own for more complex tasks.

**Do businesses use Stata?**

The companies using Stata are most often found in United States and in the Higher Education industry. Stata is most often used by companies with 1000-5000 employees and >1000M dollars in revenue.

## Can I learn SAS in a week?

You can learn it within 3 months but you must be dedicated to learn because learning SAS is two step process.

**Should I learn R or SAS?**

Globally, SAS is still the market leader in available corporate jobs. Most of the big organizations still work on SAS. R / Python, on the other hand are better options for start-ups and companies looking for cost efficiency. Also, number of jobs on R / Python have been reported to increase over last few years.

### Should I learn Stata or R?

**Is Python easier than Stata?**

Sullivan’s excellent notes. The biggest difference between Python and Stata is that Python is a fully-fledged programming language, which means it can do lots of things, while Stata is really just for data analysis….Stata <==> Python.

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outsheet using filename, comma | df.to_csv(‘filename’) |