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From   Lee Sieswerda <Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Re: student Stata
Date   Thu, 13 Feb 2003 13:19:56 -0500

Interesting. SAS also has a new Learning Edition, which is US$125. Sounds
like a desperation ploy to stem the flow of new users to Stata.

Lee

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Sayer, Bryan [SMTP:BSayer@s-3.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, February 13, 2003 12:25 PM
> To:	'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
> Subject:	st: RE: Re: student Stata
> 
> Oh?  We get the entire SAS suite (which is, in many ways, significantly
> more
> extensive than Stata) for $50 per year, academic pricing.  Perhaps pricing
> at BC is much worse.  Which is no comment about the value of Stata in its
> on
> right, just vis-a-vis other vendors' offerings.
> 
> Bryan Sayer
> Statistician, SSS Inc.
> bsayer@s-3.com
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: baum [mailto:baum@bc.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 10:28 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Re: student Stata
> 
> 
> 
> --On Thursday, February 13, 2003 2:33 -0500 Al wrote:
> 
> >  A
> > student can get a copy of Stata for a class, and use it happily for as
> > long as the hardware & OS keep supporting it (one really big reason to
> > have students learn stats with Stata).
> 
> Not any longer, if the student takes advantage of the great prices of the 
> Stata GradPlan. The prices for 8 have come _down_ from 7, but they now are
> 
> 1-year licenses. A student does have the option (at about a 45% premium)
> of 
> buying the perpetual license. As an economist (and a GradPlan coordinator)
> 
> I have no problem recommending the one-year license to students (although
> I 
> would, in the interests of full disclosure, like to know what the annual 
> renewal fee will be. But those details can be discussed with StataCorp 
> off-list. Even with the new pricing strategy, the fact that you can get 
> _all_ of Stata's functionality (and access to all of Nick Cox' exclusive 
> Stata 8 creations!) for the low price on offer is a tremendous deal 
> vis-a-vis other vendors' offerings.
> 
> Kit
> ________________________________________________________________________
> Christopher F Baum, Boston College Economics, Chestnut Hill MA 02467 USA
> baum@bc.edu                              http://fmwww.bc.edu/ec/baum.php
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