STATA is a general-purpose statistical software package for *nix, Windows and Mac. In the following you'll be presented with how to install STATA and the needed libraries.
You need to install a series of libraries to run Stata. Stata uses the GTK+ framework.
If you use GNOME, you'll need the following additional packages.
You need the packagewhich is found in the '[community]' repository.
After you have installed the package, you need to create a symlink from
libgtksourceview-1.0.so.0. To do this run this command as root:
ln -s /usr/lib/libgtksourceview-2.0.so.0 /usr/lib/libgtksourceview-1.0.so.0
You also need the packageAUR which is available in the AUR.
After you have installed these packages, you need to insert your STATA DVD and mount it.
If you have been provided an ISO rather than a physical DVD you can mount it with the following command
mount -o loop /path/to/file.iso /mnt
If you have been provided a DVD and it is not automatically mounted, you can use the following command to mount it to
mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/cdrom /mnt
You then need to create a directory for Stata. Stata recommends putting it under
Create a directory
Once you've created the directory, change into the directory:
And run the installer from the directory you mounted the CD into(/mnt in this guide):
Follow the instructions and you'll end up with Stata installed.
After you have installed Stata, change the permissions on
/usr/local/stata12 so you can execute it as a normal user:
chmod -R 755 /usr/local/stata12
Tips and tricks
To add state to your path, add the following to the end of your path in your