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st: Statalist and Stata 9
The current release of Stata is Stata 9.
The Statalist FAQ is currently being
Here is one consequence for Statalist members.
If history is any guide, almost all the people
active in answering questions will be upgrading
as a matter of course and very promptly.
For a while, they will probably remember to
explain, whenever version is an issue,
If you are using Stata 9, ...
If you are still using Stata 8, ...
but again, if history is any guide, this
transitional period will not last long. The
same people will forget, or find this tiresome,
or (in more truculent New England cases) fail to
see why they should bend over backwards for those yet
Hence those posting questions will, as always but
even more so, save yourself difficulties by flagging
your use of Stata 8 (or indeed any other outdated
version). Of course, those answering questions may
still delight in telling you what you are missing.
So, it will do no harm if you say, for example,
I am using Stata 8. How do I do multinomial probit?
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