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st: RE: meaning of stata


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: meaning of stata
Date   Sun, 2 Nov 2003 18:02:21 -0000

Stata is not an abbreviation. It is an invented word. 

See 
http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq/#misc

The fact that "Stata" has a form resembling "data" 
is not, I gather, an accident. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

ann fitzmaurice
 
> i have been asked if STATA is an abbreviation - could 
> someone please let
> me know directly if this is so and what does it stand for
> 

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