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RE: st: RE: RE: Stata Wish List
A firm's entitled to change its direction
and the name of its product. As I understand
it, SPSS is almost 40 years old.
In the case of SAS, an acronym has also now become
(The R people decided to go straight there,
although some people have objected that the name R is
Stata wasn't born as Stata, as Bill Gould explained
at the London and Boston meetings (you should have been there).
> As a sidelight, you have to look really really hard on the
> SPSS web site to
> find that SPSS originally stood for "Statistical Package for
> the Social
> Sciences." I don't think they want their current business
> users to know
> that! I bet social scientists are a pretty small part of
> their revenue
> stream now.
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