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RE: Stata Wishlist: Line wrap when printing from viewer


From   Nick Winter <nw53@cornell.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: Stata Wishlist: Line wrap when printing from viewer
Date   Thu, 24 Jun 2004 12:39:24 -0400

Indulging for a moment the fantasy that Stata development is democratic, let me put in a vote for the ability to save multiple windowing preferences.

Personally, I would have more time for learning new things about the world if I didn't have to spend so much time changing the Stata windows around each time I want a different set of windowing preferences. (Actually, at this point I've already sunk the costs in creating up a set of .reg files to alter the Stata part of the registry, but future scholars could spend time learning about the world rather than recreating that wheel.)

--Nick Winter

At 09:09 AM 6/24/2004 -0700, you wrote:

If StataCorp are listening, I have no problem with adding "the
capability of saving multiple sets of windowing preference sets to the
Stata Wish list" in the abstract.  But the workday is not infinite.
Hence, my preference would be for StataCorp to devote like 95% of the time
to extending the models estimable and extending the things one can do
after estimation.  For example, multilevel models are not feasibly
estimated in Stata, despite the presence of gllamm.  (While gllamm is
nice, it does not work well with datasets greater than, say, 10,000, and
it is not supported, while a module for multilevel modelling that is fully
part of stata would be supported).  The ability to estimate such models
will make it possible for us to learn new things about the world.  I hope
StataCorp prioritizes those things that will help us learn new facts about
the world above other possible priorities (e.g., tweaking the interface,
surely a complex programming task with comparatively little benefit
compared to an at least equally complex programming task of introducing
new models into stata).
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