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From   Fred Wolfe <>
Subject   RE: st: STATA Vs. SAS
Date   Wed, 27 Nov 2002 15:31:35 -0600

At the risk of prolonging this slightly, several places that I think Stata has great advantages are in the handling of 1) by groups, 2) better explicit subscripting, and 3) handling and manipulation of longitudinal (or panel data) in the long format rather than the wide format. Although it has been a number of years since I used SAS, I still remember age1, age2, age 3, age(n). This is all so much easier in Stata. Do loop with lags and missing observations and data still give me panic attacks.

Fred Wolfe

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