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RE: Wishlist: Line wrap - another suggestion!


From   Lars Korsholm <korsholm@stat.sdu.dk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: Wishlist: Line wrap - another suggestion!
Date   Fri, 25 Jun 2004 00:21:29 +0200 (MEST)

Hi
If Stata Corp are listning I will sugest another solution than to have  
different windows pref.
The stata way of handeling graphs contain this wounderful consept that
what you print and what you see on screeen (and what you export .wmf etc)
are/may be very different things (cf set printcolor)

I will urge stata corp to introduce a -set printviewer- command 
because how I want my help files and logfiles to apearn on screen is
typical very different from how I want to see them on paper.

where defaults are something like what coresponds to A4/US letter.

StataCorp have split print and view for graphs, I trust you can easily do
it for the viewer.

I see NO argument why on screen viewer and printed viewer allways should
coinside.


Best Lars

On Thu, 24 Jun 2004, Nick Cox wrote:

> I am sure this is a common view. It doesn't in 
> fact need much emphasis to StataCorp. Stata's 
> developers love implementing new modelling 
> commands. What's more, they realise that 
> such commands are important for marketing. 
> Some key groups of researchers would be likely
> to migrate to Stata if such-and-such 
> and this-or-that kind of modelling were implemented. And the 
> history is that once groups migrate,
> they often stay with Stata. 
> 
> What is also true is that lots of things 
> that have been added to Stata on the interface
> reflect market demands. The Windows port 
> was late, in marketing terms, and driven largely by the fact 
> that the market was moving that way. Stata's 
> heart didn't commit it to a Windows port. 
> Things like dialogs are driven by the market. 
> 
> In short, the market is highly heterogeneous. Statalist 
> I guess to be far from a miniature of the Stata market. 
> But be sure that StataCorp listen to us seriously. 
> It is just the answer to a request may sometimes 
> be a couple of years in coming... 
> 
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
> 
> SamL
>  
> > > If StataCorp are listening, then I would like to add the 
> > capability of
> > > saving multiple sets of windowing preference sets to the 
> > Stata Wish list.
> > 
> > Below I make a statement.  It is direct.  There is no anger 
> > in it.  I am
> > from the east coast of the US where being polite also allows one to be
> > direct.  Please do not hear anger in my words.  They are just 
> > my direct
> > statement about the facts as I see them.  I admit I could be wrong.  I
> > think my view has some strong relationship to reality, 
> > though.  But I am
> > willing to be corrected.
> > 
> > So, here goes.
> > 
> > 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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