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Re: st: Good News
At 02:22 PM 7/3/2003 -0400, you wrote:
I am sorry to hear that is the solution Stata will go with. I tried that
with a Windows macro program and found many problems, particularly in terms
of placement of the windows, with multiple sessions, and when one forgets
to bring back the window before closing Stata.
I think I have good news for users who are frustrated by the immobility of
the review and variables windows in version 8 for the MS Windows OS.
According to Kevin Crow at Stata, the developers will add a key
combination that quickly suppresses the review and variables windows, so,
for example, with this addition you can easily get rid of these
inconvenient semi permanent windows and use the entire screen for the
editor or anything else you want. This addition should more convenient
for people like me who avoid the mouse whenever possible. Typing control
5 and control 6, of course will quickly bring both windows back.
For what I do, I find I use the review and variables windows often. So I
would much rather have them there all of the time. I recognize that many
feel the graphics and statistics pull downs, that apparently caused this
problem, are a very useful. I have not found that to be the case and never
use these pull downs. From my point of view I would rather have a command
that allowed one to disable the pull downs and keep the otherwise great
As long as I am complaining, I would still like to see the 2nd graphics
speed-up that was promised. One thing that would certainly make graphics
faster would be to error check the syntax at the start, not after much of
time in calling the graphics has past.
Fred Wolfe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases
Arthritis Research Center Foundation
Wichita, KS USA
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