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Re: st: Stata 8 ships week of Jan. 6th


From   Tero T Kivela <tekivela@cc.helsinki.fi>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Stata 8 ships week of Jan. 6th
Date   Sat, 21 Dec 2002 17:16:55 +0200 (EET)

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
>
>         http://www.stata.com/
>
> 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 stata@stata.com.
>
>
> 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
> manual,
>
>         [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
>    wgould@stata.com
>
> 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
>       23rd.
>
>       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.
> <end>
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