Stata Mode  

-- compatible with WinEdt version(s) 8, 7 --

[The Stata mode for WinEdt 5 is available here.]

The Stata-support package for WinEdt 7/8 adds functionality to run Stata syntax from within WinEdt.

Functionality included

  • Added Stata mode (for .do and .ado files) within WinEdt;
  • Highlighting of your Stata syntax, which is very similar to the native Stata DO file editor;
  • Open Stata program from within WinEdt;
  • DO selection of syntax;
  • DO whole syntax file;
  • Run your syntax with an option to automatically return to the WinEdt window after running the syntax or decide to stay in Stata;
  • Hard-coded and tested in Windows XP and Windows 7 for Stata versions: STATA/SE 9.2, STATA/MP 11.2, and Stata/IC 12.1, but basically independent of your Stata version (through some easy and friendly dialog-input). Therefore, this package is also expected to work for future releases of Stata.


Open the Install.edt file in WinEdt. Press Shift+Ctrl+F9 (Macros | Execute current macro).

The macro will install Stata support for WinEdt 7/8.

After a successful installation you will have a Stata-support menu-item in your main menu and a dropdown button on the toolbar. The Stata-support installation adds new Stata-related sections to the highlighting options in the Options Interface (Switches.ini, Keywords.ini, and FilterSets.ini) as well as one active string (ActiveStrings.ini).

See the readme.txt file for further instructions.


For WinEdt 7: [308 KB]

For WinEdt 8: [308 KB]

Mode contributed by Jeroen SL de Munter <>