Ok, many good thing, and value for money. One disappointment, though, in
survival analysis: apparently no cumulative incidence analysis. This
rapidly increasing and more and more popular competing risk approach is
available now in S-Plus, NCSS, etc. - but alas not Stata!
On Fri, 20 Dec 2002, William Gould, StataCorp wrote:
> There is a tradition of telling Statalist members about new releases of Stata
> before anyone else, so here it is:
> A new release of Stata -- Stata 8 -- begins shipping the week of January 6th.
> Stata 8 contains
> o New graphics
> publication quality
> o New GUI
> you can use commands or dialogs
> o New data management
> ODBC support,
> new missing values .a, .b, ..., .z
> o New Statistics
> VAR, SVAR
> MANOVA, MANCOVA
> Stochastic frontier models
> Cox with group-level frailty
> o New programming features
> object-oriented programming
> programmable GUI
> o Faster
> 17-43% faster, average
> some commands 4 times faster
> other commands not faster at all
> I have just given the highlights, for instance, Stata 8 contains survey
> Heckman selection models with continuous and discrete outcomes, new cluster
> techniques including Ward's method, permutation tests based on simulation,
> smoothed hazard functions, and more.
> The full list of What's New runs 20-40 pages, depending on how you count. All
> the information can be found at
> and you can order from the website now.
> Stata 8 Upgrade Prices
> Included non-
> From To Manuals Education Education
> SE/7 SE/8 base manuals $325 $395
> all manuals 425 495
> Intercooled/7 Intercooled/8 base manuals $325 $395
> all manuals 425 495
> Intercooled/7 SE/8 base manuals $469 $645
> all manuals 569 745
> Stat/Xfer 6 Stat/Xfer 7 $ 79 $129
> Notes: Base manuals are [GS], [U], [R], and [G].
> All manuals includes base manuals and all the rest.
> The new Stat/Transfer 7 supports Stata 8's new .dta format.
> Visit www.stata.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
> Stata's documentation set has grown to over 4,500 pages. So that you do not
> have to pay for manuals you will not use, you may now choose specific manuals.
> There are two guides,
> [GS] Getting Started with Stata (190 pages)
> [U] User's Guide (420 pages)
> one base reference manual set of four volumes plus a Graphics Reference
> [R] Base (1,830 pages)
> [G] Graphics (500 pages)
> and six more reference manuals,
> [P] Programming (470 pages)
> [CL] Cluster Analysis (120 pages)
> [XT] Cross-sectional Time Series (240 pages)
> [SVY] Survey Data (101 pages)
> [ST] Survival Analysis & Epidemiological Tables (350 pages)
> [TS] Time series (350 pages)
> Everyone gets [GS], [U], [R], and [G], and you may choose among the rest.
> Whatever manuals you choose, you get all the software and all the online help.
> -- Bill
> Bill Gould
> and, in alphabetical order of last name:
> -- Kevin -- James -- Brian
> Kevin Crow James Hassel Brian Poi
> -- Shannon -- Ken -- Alan
> Shannon Driver Ken Higbee Alan Riley
> -- David -- Pete -- Kevin
> David Drukker Pete Huckelba Kevin Turner
> -- Lisa -- Jean Marie -- Derek
> Lisa Gilmore Jean Marie Linhart Derek Wagner
> -- Weihua -- Allen -- Vince
> Weihua Guan Allen McDowell Vince Wiggins
> -- Bobby -- Chinh
> Roberto Gutierrez Chinh Nguyen
> -- Jeff
> Jeff Pitblado
> and all the rest at Stata who contributed to Stata 8.
> P.S. We had planned on telling Statalist members about Stata 8
> this morning, but we needed more time to update www.stata.com.
> In any case, the official announcement is not until Monday, December
> Because we could not get the announcement out this morning, we will have
> people available tomorrow, Saturday, to accept telephone orders. Of
> course, you can order online 7 days a week, 24 hours per day.
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