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From   Steven Dubnoff <>
Subject   RE: st: STATA Vs. SAS
Date   Wed, 27 Nov 2002 21:23:37 -0800

At 06:36 PM 11/27/2002 -0500, Ed Bassin wrote:

Database connectivity, or the lack of it, is one of the biggest barriers
that I face bringing Stata into corporate environments.... The performance
is very good, better than infile.  However, the fact that you need another
piece of software is a major turnoff in most companies.
I don't quite understand this. You would rather pay thousands of dollars every year for an extra cost database connectivity component from SAS rather than pay $300 once for a data transfer program. What am I missing?



Steven Dubnoff
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