WordStat for Stata Now Available for Use on Mac Computers

It’s here! WordStat for Stata (v7.1.13) content analysis and text mining software now supports not one but two solutions for use on Mac computers.

One of the requests we received when we released WordStat for Stata in 2015 was to develop the ability for people to be able to use WordStat for Stata on the Mac computer platform. We listened and went to work. The major challenge was to have a Mac application communicating with a Windows application which is simply not possible with typical solutions like Parallels, VMWare Fusion, or Bootcamp. WordStat had to run on the Mac side under Wine and be able to exchange information with Stata for Mac. We had to make some changes to WordStat and to the installation process. Now the work is done and WordStat for Stata (v7.1.13) can be installed on a Mac and be executed from Stata for Mac. We currently support two Wine solutions, the free one: WineSkin, and the commercial one CrossOver by CodeWeaver. Below are the links for instructions on how to install WordStat for Stata under both solutions.

Installing Wordstat for Stata on a Mac using CrossOver
Installing WordStat for Stata on a Mac using WineSkin

There are still some known issues related to the software when using Wineskin. We are working to resolve them but we do not believe they will distract from your analysis.
• The Help file is not available. However, the WordStat manual in PDF format is available on the Provalis Research website, can be downloaded and is fully searchable.
• A few popup menus may not work correctly.
• The processing is slower for some functions.
• When using Wineskin some users have experienced difficulties accessing the internet when Norton personal firewall is used. If prompted select “Do not change Firewall Settings.”

If you encounter other issues please contact us by email so we can assess them. Please ensure you are using the latest version of WordStat for Stata (v7.1.13 or later) by going to the update section of our website. We regularly release updates of the software.

WordStat is a flexible and easy-to-use text analysis software – whether you need text mining tools for fast extraction of themes and trends, or careful and precise measurement with state-of-the-art quantitative content analysis tools. WordStat’s seamless integration with SimStat– our statistical data analysis tool – QDA Miner – our qualitative data analysis software – and Stata – the comprehensive statistical software from StataCorp, gives you unprecedented flexibility for analyzing text and relating its content to structured information, including numerical and categorical data.

Provalis Research is a world-leading developer of text analysis software with ground-breaking qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods programs. Developing text analysis programs for over 18 years, Provalis Research has a proven record of accomplishment in designing and bringing to market tools that have today become essential to researchers and analysis specialists worldwide.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the company was founded in 1989. Provalis Research software products are used by more than 4,000 institutions on 5 continents, in a wide range of applications such as business intelligence, market research, political sciences, media analysis, survey analysis, risk and fraud detection and international crime analysis.