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Re: st: PDF Stata 8 manuals


From   wgould@stata.com (William Gould, Stata)
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: PDF Stata 8 manuals
Date   Mon, 23 Dec 2002 10:38:11 -0600

Stephen Rothenberg <drlead@verizon.net> wrote, 

> Has StataCorp given any thought to making the Stata Manuals available as PDF
> or Postscript files, either available from the distribution CD or as a
> download for registered users who have bought the paper manuals?  Many
> software companies already do this.  It would be a boon to traveling
> analysts.

and that lead to other well reasoned postings.

We here at Stata are very much open to the idea that something needs to be
done, so in version 8, we are running an experiment.  I think you will be
pleased when you see the new online help for graphics.  The entire manual is
online and is in fact easier to use that way because all the links are live
and the examples are live, as well.

That, however, still leaves all the rest of Stata.

I suggest we postpone this discussion until you can see exactly what I'm 
talking about, and then reopen the discussion and the relative merits of 
PDF versus SMCL, how to charge, etc.

-- Bill
wgould@stata.com
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