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From   "Nick Winter" <nwinter@policystudies.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Re: RE: Re: student Stata
Date   Thu, 13 Feb 2003 16:05:27 -0500

Not to belabor the point, but "perpetual" means just that--you can use
that version of the software forever.  It is true, it does not mean
"with perpetual free upgrades", but that would be surprising, wouldn't
it?

There is no requirement to upgrade, if the old version does what you
need/want.

Nick Winter

> -----Original Message-----
> From: FEIVESON, ALAN H. (AL) (JSC-SD) (NASA) 
> [mailto:alan.h.feiveson@nasa.gov] 
> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 3:21 PM
> To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
> Subject: st: RE: Re: RE: Re: student Stata
> 
> 
> Yes - but remember  "perpetual" means about two years - i.e. 
> before the next
> version comes out!
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Edwin Earl [mailto:edwin.earl@rogers.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 1:06 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Re: RE: Re: student Stata
> 
> 
> Sorry, I prefer the perpetual license at $129.00!!!!!
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sayer, Bryan" <BSayer@s-3.com>
> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 12:25 PM
> 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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