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Why convert to a faster edition of Stata?
Most computers purchased since mid 2006 can take advantage of the advanced multiprocessing of Stata/MP. MP licenses can be used on both 32 and 64 bit computers, but they only run faster if your computer has at least the same number of processors as your license, i.e., MP2 will work more efficiently than SE only if the computer has at least 2 processors. As you can see from the following graph, MP licenses are considerably faster than SE licenses, and with large data sets and complex estimation procedures the speed difference can be dramatic.