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RE: st: Stata Journal 5(1) 2005


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Stata Journal 5(1) 2005
Date   Tue, 29 Mar 2005 11:27:57 +0100

As all note, the decision is that of StataCorp. 
You certainly can presume that senior personnel 
in StataCorp take note of Statalist.  Given 
that, the Editors will say no more on this point. 

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

Eric G. Wruck

> I understand your points, Nick, & further recognize that this 
> is not your call but rather Stata's.  Assuming that the folks 
> at Stata do read the StataList, I would like to echo de 
> Souza's recommendation -- that at least some of the Stata 
> Journal 5 (1)  pieces on the history of Stata be made 
> available on the Stata website in some form.  For one thing, 
> when I searched the Stata website I found almost nothing on 
> its history.  The history is interesting & underscores the 
> fact that Stata is a growing, stable & enduring organization  
> -- suggesting that one needn't worry about investing one's 
> time in a product that will likely vanish from the planet.
 
> >Naturally the Editors of the Stata Journal
> >are most pleased whenever people find
> >items in the journal interesting or useful.
> >
> >However, this is a question for StataCorp
> >as publisher, not for Joe Newton or myself as Editors.
> >
> >Unless and until they make exceptions, the
> >Stata Journal remains a journal obtainable
> >by subscription only.
> >
> >After all, you could say the same thing about
> >each issue of the Journal, the books published
> >by Stata Press, the manual contents (given that
> >many users do not purchase the complete manual
> >set), etc.
> >
> >Nick
> >n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
> >
> >Josť Maria Pacheco de Souza
> > 
> >> Nick Cox wrote:
> >>
> >> >Volume 5 Number 1 of the Stata Journal has just been
> >> >sent to electronic subscribers.
> >> >
> >> >This is a special 20th Stata anniversary issue of the
> >> >Journal to mark the official release of Stata 1.0
> >> >in January 1985.
> >> >
> >
> >> Dear Nick:
> >>
> >>     wouldn't it be interesting that the above highligth 
> material could
> >>     be accessed by all? Maybe thru FAQ?

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