Computer and Software Information



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The Department of Economics has no special recommendations for computers.  



The statistical software economics students will use is very expensive; therefore, it is provided for them on the lab computers. However, students may purchase STATA--one of the software programs used--at a discounted rate. It is NOT required for the student to have the software on their computer, and this program will not be used until a student is taking upper division courses. Below are the necessary steps to purchase this program. You must be a current BYU student to order the software at the discounted rate. ​​ 

To Access the STATA Student Discount​

  1. 1. Go to stata.com.
  2. 2. In the upper left-hand corner select, "Order Stata." 
  3. 3. Select the box entitled, "Educational."
  4. 4. This will lead you to a new page.  Under "GradPlans" select, "Place an order."
  5. 5. In the GradPlan Sites page select, "Utah" and "Brigham Young University."
  6. 6. Select the desired license type.
  7. 7. The information will go to a coordinator at BYU who will make a disk and deliver the disk to the Will-Call counter.
  8. 8. You will be notified when the disk is ready and may pick it up at the Will-Call counter in 249 McDonald Building.
  9. 9. ​If you have any additional questions, contact OIT at (801) 422-4000.   ​