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st: RE: Stata 9 announcement
Bill Gould (StataCorp) writes (in part):
> We have a tradition of telling Statalist members about new
> releases of Stata before anyone else, so here it is:
> I am pleased to be the one to announce the release of Stata 9.
> Stata 9 begins shipping on April 27th.
It is with some curiosity that I note that previous such announcements
have led to an immediate and wide-ranging discussion on Statalist,
yet this message was met with thunderous silence. My question is why?
. Perhaps the time interval between Stata 8 and Stata 9 was too short?
. Perhaps we have yet to absorb all the new features in 8 and now we
are faced with 9?
. Perhaps what 9 offers is not of interest?
. Or is it the complexity of the new offerings that stagger us into
. Or the cost of the upgrade?
Regardless, I'm amazed that Bill's announcement has, so far, led to only
one comment on this list. I know I will be upgrading because some (though
not all) of the new offerings are of interest to me and I don't mind
supporting a company that does such a good job of supporting its users.
But I will also note that all of the above bullets are part and parcel of
My reaction to Stata 9's announcement.
So where do you stand?
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