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Re: st: list in stata8


From   "Steven A. Melnyk" <melnyk@msu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: list in stata8
Date   Mon, 24 Feb 2003 10:22:17 -0500

I second this comment. I have used STATA for a long time and have always liked the speed. The new STATA amazes me because it is so slo-o-o-w. Nowhere is this more evident than in the list command. It is also evident in the pwcorr. I was doing a series of pwcorr analyses and usually STATA would rip through them -- so fast that you could not follow. Not this one -- it was so slow that I could see each result. So far, with the significant decrease in speed, I must admit that I am not impressed with V8.0. It seems to be a step back, not a step forward.

Steven A. Melnyk
Michigan State University

At 03:30 PM 2/24/2003 +0100, you wrote:

I don't know whether I am the only one, but I am irritated by the new list
command.

I often type "l" to inspect my data. This is now annoyingly slow.

Moreover, I think that the default behavior should be the old ", clean" one:
Who wants lines every 5 observations? I definitely don't! (the same for
summarize btw).

Who asked for these lines? They are not a logical separation of the data. It
reminds me a bit of microsoft trying to come up with things people need, like
the paperclip.

Anyway, this is a cryout to the stata people:

Give me my old "list" back: fast and clean!

Thank you,

Edwin.
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