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Re: st: More info on Stata 8
Christopher Ryan <email@example.com> asked,
> I just purchased Stata 7 four days ago. I think it will be arriving soon.
> To be honest, I'm always a bit leery of brand new versions of software.
> Nothing specific to Stata; I feel that way about all software, and about new
> models of cars too. So if I paid the extra $100 for the upgrade to version
> 8, would my version 7 still work as version 7, in case of "emergency?"
Ricardo Ovaldia <firstname.lastname@example.org> was right when he wrote,
> Yes. You can still use your Stata 7 and in fact, [...] it will still
> receive technical support. Stata historicaly has provided free technical
> support to the both the new version and the one before. However new updates
> will only be maded to the newest Stata. In this case both Stata 7 and Stata
> 8 will be supported, but only Stata 8 will be updated as corrections or
> enhancements are made.
1. You can install both Stata 7 and Stata 8.
2. Technical support for both is available, free.
Christopher also asked,
> And same question for stat/transfer's upgrade, since I bought the now-old
> version of that, too.
Because it is Saturday, I do not have a defnitive answer on that. I will get
one and have it mailed to the list on Monday.
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